Archive for May, 2016

6/4 On Returning: Welcome Back Nikki Allen @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2016 by 6GPress


Former Pittsburgh Poet Nikki Allen is returning to town for a vist and we’re celebrating with a night of poetry at East End Book Exchange. Readers for the night include Renee Alberts, Nikki Allen, Jason Baldinger, Dan Shapiro, Scott Silsbe and Vanessa Vesch. The shindig will be hosted by Red Bob Junghanz.

This event is free! This event is BYOB! I believe this will be the first event held by the new owners of EEBX so there will be plenty to celebrate.

Bios to follow for those that read those kinda things

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. He’s traveled the country and written a few books, the latest of which are The Lower 48 (Six Gallery Press) and The Studs Terkel Blues (Night Ballet Press). A short litany of publishing credits include Blast Furnace, The Glassblock, Lilliput Review, Green Panda Press, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can hear audio versions of some poems on Bandcamp, just type in his name.

Dan Shapiro is the author of How the Potato Chip Was Invented (sunnyoutside press), Heavy Metal Fairy Tales (Throwback Books), and The 44th-Worst Album Ever (NAP Books). His work has appeared in Word Riot, Barrelhouse, Menacing Hedge, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. He is a poetry and reviews editor for Pittsburgh Poetry Review.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit and now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous periodicals including Kitchen Sink, Third Coast, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, The Chariton Review, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the author of two poetry collections: Unattended Fire (Six Gallery Press: 2012) and The River Underneath the City (Low Ghost Press: 2013; 2nd ed.: 2015). He was also a finalist for the Cultural Weekly’s 2014 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. He is currently at work on a new collection of poems.

5/26 To My Divine Spark/Gloom Hearts & Opioids launch @ Classic Lines

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2016 by 6GPress


To My Divine Launch

5/24 Don Wentworth, Colin Harrington, & Yoko’s Dogs @ Lee Library

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , on May 23, 2016 by 6GPress

TODAY, 5:30PM at Lee Library, 100 Main Street in Lee, Massachusetts…

First ever Writers Read haiku (& other brief poems) celebration, featuring a poet driving  from Pittsburgh, poets from Canada, and one poet from the Berkshires! 

Host:  David Giannini 

Don Wentworth, our featured poet, is a Pittsburgh-based poet whose work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in everyday life. His poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle, bear creek haiku, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Sharmock Haiku Journal, and Rolling Stone, as well as a number of anthologies. 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 poem “hiding” was selected as one of “100 Notable Haiku” of 2013 by Modern Haiku Press. A second full-length book, Yield to the Willow, was published in 2014. A third collection of brief poems, With a Deepening Presence, will be published in 2016. For the last 26 years, he has edited the small press magazine, Lilliput

Colin Harrington lives in Windsor, Mass. and is an educator, Interpretive Guide at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, and he is the Events Manager at The Bookstore in Lenox. His chapbook, Asking Me to See: Seven Poems of Japan will be out this spring through MidGard’n Press. His poetry has been published in a number of anthologies, including: Under One Roof (Mad River Press); October Mountain (Mountain Press); and Potlatcxh, Vol. I and II. He has poetry published in journals, magazines, and books, including: Sanctuary (Mass Audubon); Modern Haiku; Longhouse; Poetry Now; Studio(AUS); Stone Walls II; Wind; and The Book of Green Tea (Storey Publishing). His poem, “Stars,” was printed as a broadside by Barry Sternlieb at Mad River Press. He is an occasional editorial columnist for the Berkshire Eagle newspaper (Pittsfield, MA).

Yoko’s Dogs is a collaborative group of four poets, dedicated to writing in Japanese forms. Their first book, Whisk, was published by Pedlar Press in 2013. Their second, Rhinoceros, is forthcoming in May 2016 with Gaspereau Press. Please visit their website

The Berkshire Edge

5/21 Versify Presents: Baldinger, Korn, Joy, Williams @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2016 by 6GPress


Come join us for what promises to be another fantastic Versify reading, featuring, Jason Baldinger, John Korn, Chuck Joy and Cee Williams!! Hosted by Bob Walicki.

5/12 Gloom Hearts & Opioids launch @ East End Book Exchange

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2016 by 6GPress


Join herbivorous scribbler John Thomas Menesini & friends Megan Bell, Meghan Tutolo, & Angele Ellis at EEBX for one of the last events under the Lesley Rains admin. Pocket-sized for your convenience & pleasure, Gloom Hearts & Opioids is a collection of frivolous goth excess w/ a little bit not like that at all. Here’s a taste, from “Sexting w/ Yr Mom”:

everything comes to an end
our sun is no exception
sure, our sun has millions of good years
left but its eventual doom is certain

i imagine me & yr mom in space
(what’s it like to come in space?)
i imagine space is too cold for yr mom
but i bet she’d remember to bring a sweater

Happy Mom’s Day & enjoy the spring weather!