Archive for March, 2016

3/30-4/2 2016 AWP Conference & Book Fair @ Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles

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Provided we make it there intact, Six Gallery Press will be representing at #AWP16 this weekend. Sharing scenic table 558 will be 6GP scribblers Daniel McCloskey (A Film About Billy), Elwin Cotman (The Jack Daniels Sessions EP, Hard Times Blues), & Robert Isenberg (Wander), plus Jess Simms of nascent literary institution The Haven.

In addition to books by this sick crew, we’ll have recent selections from Ally Malinenko, Che Elias, Joseph Musso Jr., Chuck Kinder, Don Wentworth, & Jason Baldinger, plus a selection of hits from the back catalog.

We’ll also have books by a duo of fellow Pittsburgh small presses, Low Ghost & Coleridge Street, featuring the poetic stylings of Adam Matcho, Scott Silsbe, Bob Pajich, & John Grochalski, PLUS the Good Noise! anthology by Thrasher Press, featuring even more Pittsburgh poets writing on musical themes.

Feel free to visit us & buy all the books so we don’t have to lug them all home on the Greyhound!

3/26 Jason Baldinger, Jim D. Deuchars, Richard L. Gegick, & Lori Jakiela @ EEBX; Scott Pyle & Don Wentworth @ Percolate

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY, 7PM…

Saturday Night March 26 we’ll be celebrating, that right just plain old celebrating, no special occasions or homecomings, although I heard this spring thing is pretty great. There will be three excellent local poets to entertain you in the person(s) of Lori Jakiela , Jim Deuchars, Rich Gegick and Jason Baldinger. This is event is free, The event is byob. The event is comfortable in both heels and flats. Hope to see yinz there

The following is biographcal information for those that are interested:

Jason Baldinger has spent a life in odd jobs, if only poetry was the strangest of them he’d have far less to talk about. Somewhere in time, he has traveled the country, and written a few books, the latest of which are The Lower 48 (Six Gallery Press) and the chapbook The Studs Terkel Blues (Night Ballet Press). A short litany of publishing credits include Blast Furnace, B.E. Quarterly, Lilliput Review, Green Panda Press, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Glass Block and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can also hear audio of some poems on the bandcamp website by just typing in his name.

Jim D. Deuchars is an American poet born in Waukesha, WI. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. His poetry has been called “a special brand of doggerel, nonsense and fufaraw”. His performance style has been described as “like Gallagher, but with poems instead of watermelons”.

Richard L. Gegick is from Trafford, PA. His short stories and poems have appeared in various magazines. He’s a waiter, and writes mostly about being a waiter.
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Lori Jakiela is the author of the memoirs Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe (Atticus Books), Miss New York Has Everything (Hatchette) and The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious (C&R Press), as well as the poetry collection Spot the Terrorist (Turning Point) and several limited-edition poetry chapbooks. A new chapbook, Big Fish, will be published in April by Stranded Oak Press.

Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Rumpus, Brevity and more. Her essays have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize many times, and she received the 2015 City of Asylum Pittsburgh Prize, which sent her to Brussels, Belgium on a month-long writing residency.

She has also received a Golden Quill Award from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, was a working-scholar at The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and was the winner of the first-ever Pittsburgh Literary Death Match.

She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, the writer Dave Newman, and their children. A former flight attendant and journalist, she now teaches in the writing programs at The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and Chatham University, and is a co-director of Chautauqua Institution’s Summer Writing Festival.

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3/18 A Pervasive Solace book launch @ Classic Lines

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS FRIDAY…

A Pervasive Solace launch

3/8 Well-RED w/ Elwin Cotman & Doren Robbins @ Works/San José

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS TUESDAY…

Well-RED
Reading Series
Tuesday, March 8, 7pm
Elwin Cotman and Doren Robbins

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 suggested donation, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San Jose Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance

Elwin Cotman is the author of two short story collections, The Jack Daniels Sessions EP and Hard Times Blues. His work has been published in Black Gate, The Southwestern Review, and Grist, among others. As a performance artist, he has performed at hundreds of venues across North America.

Originally from Los Angeles, Doren Robbins’ is a poet and mixed media artist from Santa Cruz, California. After twenty-something years traveling, living in Colorado and Oregon, raising a family, and working as a cook and as a carpenter, he started teaching a variety of creative writing and literature courses through an extended personal and moral interpretation of Kenneth Burke’s idea of “literature as equipment for living.” His work has appeared in over one hundred publications, including The American Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, 5 AM, Hotel Amerika, The Indiana Review, and The Iowa Review. Past collections of his poetry, Driving Face Down and My Piece of the Puzzle were awarded the Blue Lynx Poetry Award 2001 and the 2008 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Poetry Award. Robbins is also the author of a collection of monologues, short fiction and prose poetry, Parking Lot Mood Swing. His recent collections are the chapbook Title to Pussy Riot and two full collections of poetry Amnesty Muse from Lost Horse Press and Twin Extra: A Poem In Three Parts from Wild Ocean Press. As a poet and an artist Robbins organized readings and produced posters to benefit The Romero Relief Fund and The Salvadoran Medical Relief Fund during the Salvadoran Civil War; and for poetsagainst-thewar.com during the ongoing American-Iraq War. His writing has been awarded fellowships and grants from Oregon Literary Arts, The Loft Foundation, The Chester H. Jones Foundation, The Judah Magnes Museum, The Indiana Review, and a few other inoffensive organizations and readable periodicals. Since 2001, he has taught literature and creative writing at Foothill College.

Admission: $2 Suggested Donation; No one turned away.

Open reading follows the featured reading.

For more information about Poetry Center San José, visit www.pcsj.org

You can also catch Elwin w/ Six Gallery, Cyberpunk Apocalypse, Backpack Media, Low Ghost, & The Haven at AWP table 558 in L.A. later this month.