Archive for April, 2015

4/30 May Day Eve @ Bulgarian Macedonian Cultural Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , on April 30, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 8PM, feat. Jason Baldinger…

The Pittsburgh General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World will be kicking off May Day celebrations and remembrances again this year on April 30. All members of the working class are invited to come join us at the Bulgarian Macedonian Cultural Center as we recognize the true Labor Day, May 1.

May Day, or International Workers’ Day, is a commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago and the fight for the eight-hour work day. Wobblies in Pittsburgh decided to mark the incredible historical significance of this day by having the Pittsburgh IWW chartered on May Day 2002.

There will be working class music and poetry, a cash bar, potluck food, and an IWW literature table. If possible, please bring food to share.

Pittsburgh IWW delegates will be in attendance to sign up all wage earners interested in becoming card-carrying members of the One Big Union. This event will conclude with a march to the Homestead Strike Memorial just before midnight. Solidarity Forever!!!

4/24 Roberta Beary & Don Wentworth @ Classic Lines, Adjunct Open Mic @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on April 24, 2015 by 6GPress


Award winning poet Roberta Beary was born and raised in New York City. In 1990 she moved to Japan for five years of haiku study. Her individual poems, an unconventional hybrid of haiku and senryu, have been honored throughout North America, Europe and Asia for their innovative style. Her book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace, Snapshot Press, 2007, selected as a William Carlos Williams Book Award finalist (Poetry Society of America), was named a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award prize winner. Her latest books are Deflection (Accents Publishing 2015) and fresh paint (Red Moon Press, 2014). She and her husband, writer Frank Stella, live near Washington, DC.

Don Wentworth is a Pittsburgh-based poet whose work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in everyday life. His first full-length collection, Past All Traps, was published in 2011 by Six Gallery Press and was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation’s 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. His second book, Yield to the Willow, was published by Six Gallery Press in 2014.


If you can’t open the Fascbook event, Jason Baldinger has the scoop:

It’s an open mic for adjuncts and allies starting at 8 at Modern Formations. An end of the semester celebration.

4/23 Bukowski Night @ Brillobox

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by 6GPress


4/17 An Evening of Rock Solid Poetry @ Jozart Center for the Arts

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by 6GPress


“Four Poets, One Cup” or “How to Keep Poetry Relevant in the Modern Age”

Four distinct, diverse and dynamic authors [Jason Baldinger, Margaret Bashaar, Michael Begnal, & John Thomas Menesini] come together for one night of literary neck-punches and anarchistic chicanery. Their intent is to prove that poetry is neither an exclusive pretentious hipster clubhouse nor a dry inaccessible academic snoozefest. Join them at Jozart Center for the Arts, 333 2nd Street, California on Friday, April 17 from 7-10 p.m. Admission is free. The authors will have merchandise to sell. Books will be available. Carousing is expected.

4/16 John Menesini & Aubrey Hirsch @ Barnes & Noble Cafe

Posted in Events with tags , , , on April 16, 2015 by 6GPress


Aubrey Hirsch & John Thomas Menesini share their words at the Barnes & Noble by Duquesne.

4/15 Sausage Party @ Cyberpunk Apocalypse

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2015 by 6GPress


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“Imagination Motel: Fiction writer Chuck kinder goes rogue with poetry” by Leslie Anne Mcilroy

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on April 1, 2015 by 6GPress

“Imagination Motel: Pomes With Many Bags of Buttered Popcorn and Big Pepsis” is a large book, a dense book, a prose writer’s poetry. It is also a movie, a black-and-white Western, a campy Tarzan, Invasion of the …. It is music and the visceral landscape of neon, soundtracks, blue screens, radio waves and Frida Kahlo — cheap motels, weed, bars, sex, guns, cars. It is the small-den glow of the TV — projection.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette