Archive for September, 2014

10/10 Imagination Motel & All That Yellow by Chuck Kinder launch party @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by 6GPress

FRIDAY, October 10th…

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In the unlikely event the poems aren’t your bag, you will at least get some good popcorn & a condom. What other poetry reading can you say that about?

 

9/28 Necrofeels @ Smithfield Cemetery & Pittsburgh Zine Fair @ The Union Project

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by 6GPress

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TODAY at 5pm, Jason Baldinger & John Menesini will perform poems for the living & the dead. If you can find “a large cross & a large shade tree overlooking Forbes Ave.” you can find them.

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& don’t miss the

Karen Lillis says,

The Small Press Pittsburgh bookstand will be at the Pittsburgh Zine Fair next Sunday Sept 28 from 2-8pm (Highland Park). Lots of new books, including a section of Feminist Fiction!

Other usual suspect vendors include Nate McDonough, Andy Scott, Natty Soltesz, Nils Balls, Copacetic Comics, & The Gourd.

& since the Zine Fair goes til 8, you don’t even need to choose between these two fine investments of your time.

UPDATE

To avoid driving all over the place looking for the necromancers:

corner of s. dallas and forbes in squill. Parking on aylesboro. there is really only one hill in smithfield and were reading at the top of it, big tree, big irish cross and a roundabout and you are in the right spot.

9/27 Karl Hendricks Literary Benefit @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events, Recent Publications with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT…

Don Wentworth Noise & Silence Interview

Posted in Events, Interviews with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2014 by 6GPress

Yes, this is some old shit, but I was just clued in to it by a Joan Bauer email & Don’s book launch is tomorrow, so…

Back in the summer of 1989, I was just beginning to send poems out into the small press poetry world and heard about a little magazine that had just printed its first issue called Lilliput Review, edited by Don Wentworth.  The actual size of the magazine (4.25” X 3.5”) reflected both its name and focus.  The submission guidelines asked for poems of ten lines or less.  Curious, I sent off a buck or two and received a copy in the mail.

I’ve been reading it ever since.

Do you REALLY care about poetry? Come to the launch tomorrow! There will be NINE fucking readers, all reading briefly, so in the unlikely event you don’t like one, there will be EIGHT more, plus whatever weird booze & food people bring…

Why do you think you’re so attracted to the short form?

The story of my attraction to the short form is a simple one. I returned to writing poetry around the age of 30 for a variety of life-inspired reasons. I wrote lots of work in what was, and still is, a fairly standard free verse lyric form of 20 to 36 lines or so, some a bit shorter, some a bit longer. A close friend at the time, a musician/song writer, who was the only one paying any attention to what I was doing and who was not a poet, simply said your short stuff is your best work, the rest is crap. At the time, Rolling Stone was using very brief works as column filler in their album review section at the end of every issue and my friend urged me to send them poems. Naively, I did. And, amazingly, the work was accepted. That was the beginning.

“Interview with Small Press Legend Don Wentworth (Editor of Lilliput Review and author of Past All Traps)” by Christien Gholson, Noise & Silence

9/26 Yield to the Willow by Don Wentworth Launch Party @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS FRIDAY…

9/24 Pretty Owl Poetry @ Biddle’s Escape

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS WEDNESDAY…

Pura Via by Robert Isenberg

Posted in Recent Publications, Video with tags , , on September 20, 2014 by 6GPress

So, Isenberg is bicycling across Costa Rica & writing about it. He clued me in to this a couple weeks ago & sent a link to the first Tico Times article (of 11), but I’m just now catching up.

Aaand he’s done, as of 9/10.

A cool little series, & there are short videos for some of the articles. Also, you actually can click on the numbered circles on the map at the top to navigate, even though the cursor doesn’t change.

¡Que te diviertas!

9/12 Kris Collins & Don Wentworth @ Apollo Memorial Library

Posted in Events with tags , , , on September 12, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT…

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9/11 Uppagus Speaks @ Biddle’s Escape

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT…

Blog post #119, natch.