Archive for August, 2018

9/2 An Evening with Alberts/ Baldinger/ Lamb/ Wentworth @ Brillobox

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on August 31, 2018 by 6GPress

8PM SUNDAY…

Renee Alberts is back in town for a visit and damn if we’re not gonna have a reading to celebrate. Join us on Sunday September 2 at 8pm for readings by Renee, Jason Baldinger, Karla Lamb and Don Wentworth. This reading is free, just bring your bad self and pair of shoes to do some drinking in. Bio’s to follow for anyone who reads those kind of things.

RENEE ALBERTS’ POETRY, MUSIC, AND VISUAL ART HAVE APPEARED IN PRINT, ALBUM COVERS, DANCE PERFORMANCES, LIVE RADIO SHOWS, AND AT LEAST ONE TATTOO. SHE IS AUTHOR OF THE POETRY COLLECTION NO WATER. AS ANIMOON WORKSHOP, SHE AND CO-FOUNDER CATHIE COLEMAN CREATE JEWELRY AND COLLAGES TO INSPIRE YOUR INNER ANIMAL. ANIMOONWORKSHOP.COM

Jason Baldinger is a poet hailing from Pittsburgh and recently finished a stint as writer in residence at the Osage Arts Community. He’s the author of several books, the most recent are This Useless Beauty (Alien Buddha Press), The Ugly Side of the Lake (Night Ballet Press) written with John Dorsey and the chaplet Fumbles Revelations (Grackle and Crow) which are available now. The collection Fragments of a Rainy Season (Six Gallery Press) and the split book with James Benger Little Fires Hiding (Spartan Press) are forthcoming. Recent publications include the Low Ghost Anthology Unconditional Surrender, The Dope Fiend Daily, Outlaw Poetry, Uppagus, Lilliput Review, Rusty Truck, Dirtbag Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nerve Cowboy Concrete Meat Press, Zombie Logic Press, Ramingo’s Porch, Rye Whiskey Review, Red Fez, Mad Swirl, Blue Hour Review and Heartland! Poetry of Love, Solidarity and Resistance. You can hear Jason read poems on recent and forthcoming releases by Theremonster and Sub Pop Recording artist The Gotobeds as well as at jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com

Karla Lamb is a Latina who’s work has appeared in Word Riot, Brooklyn-based A Women’s Thing Magazine, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, Runaway Hotel, and Voices from the Attic Vol. XIX so far. Lamb has an MFA in poetry from Carlow University’s Creative Writing program, and is currently working on her full length poetry manuscript. She has edited for After Happy Hour Review, and can usually be found collaborating with various artists and writers in Pittsburgh, PA.

Don Wentworth is a Pittsburgh-based poet whose work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, numinous moments in everyday life. He is the author of 3 full-length poetry collections published by Six Gallery Press, most recently ‘With a Deepening Presence’ (2016). His chapbook, ‘7 Ghazals & 7 Haiku’ (Grackle & Crow) was published this year. Two full length books of poetry are forthcoming: a collection of ghazals from Low Ghost Press and ‘an omen of oracles’ (Skylark Publishing), a collaborative tan-renga collection with British poet, Joy McCall.

 

8/31 Poetry & Spoken Word @ Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2018 by 6GPress

6PM FRIDAY, Poetry In Akron presents…

The 7th installment of the regular last Friday of the month event at the Nervous Dog Coffee Bar! A night of poetry and spoken word performance – featuring Michael DeBenedictis, the ID13 Prison Literacy Project (with stand-in readers Sony Ton-Aime and Steve and Theresa Brightman), Christine Wright, Greg Milo, Bonne De Blas, Jason Baldinger, and John Dayo-Aliya!

 

8/26 Milwaukee Fringe Festival & Present Music present The Devil’s Abacus by Jessica Fenlon @ Vogel Hall in the Marcus Center for the Arts

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2018 by 6GPress

5:45PM SUNDAY, part of the Milwaukee Fringe Festival

Who is cast out? Who is confined? Is The Devil’s Abacus not actually the devil’s shoebox, where days are counted with razor blades and scratches marks, decompensating, trying anything to get out?

⚡️#TheDevilsAbacus ⚡️ #solitary ⚡️

Present Music Underground presents new work by local experimental music / performance artist Jessica Fenlon.

In recognition of the Nationwide Prison Strike from August 21 – September 9, we asked Jessica to focus on themes of confinement and resistance. Her response:

“In this work, I’m abstracting behaviors related to solitary confinement. Currently somewhere around 80,000 people in the American prison system are held in solitary confinement, as a method of controlling the behavior of all imprisoned persons.

As audience members, we want to think we have empathy, but we have deeply conditioned habits of turning away when we are directly confronted with the image of a stranger in pain. While working with ‘found media’, I omit documentary footage of persons held in solitary confinement. Instead, we will consider secondary evidence of their dehumanization, through the patterns of language applied to them, both inside that system and in the narrative ‘reporting’ on their situation.

Thus, we examine The Devil’s Abacus, a system of counting, holding, penalizing, and more counting . . .

There will be references to the traumatic self-harm this system encourages among the imprisoned.

I am employing a variety of cutup techniques to found media, and mixing it with created content using generative computer approaches, i.e. creating a systemic consideration of the evidence of the behaviors that re-inscribe the system of imprisonment.

It will be disorienting, slow, atmospheric, dark, and surprising. The media content? Projected light and sound sculpture, live instrumental performance, and audience participation.

I hope to see you there!”

8/29 The Bridge w/ Edelman, Broadus, Waltz, MacIntyre, & Morrison @ Brillobox

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2018 by 6GPress

7PM WEDNESDAY…

Mark your calendars -The Bridge Series returns Wednesday, August 29 @ 7 pm at Brillobox with a program focused on BREATHING! featuring Barbara Edelman (University of Pittsburgh), Nathaniel Broadus (Blackpacking and The Roots Club), Amanda Waltz (NEXT Pittsburgh), Grant MacIntyre (University of Pittsburgh Law School), along with a Q&A discussion led by Public Source’s Owen Morrison.

$5 donation.

Guest Organization: Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)
Hosted by Joan E. Bauer

Barbara Edelman is the author of the poetry collection, Dream of the Gone-From City, published by Carnegie Mellon Press in 2017. She’s a lecturer in English at the University of Pittsburgh, where she coordinates the Writers’ Café. She has a longtime interest in environmental issues and will teach a class in environmental advocacy at Pitt in the fall.

Nathaniel Broadus is the comic book writer and founder of Blackpacking: FUBU Hiking, a local black hiking group, and The Roots Club, which gets Black Pittsburghers involved in outdoors activities such as fishing, hunting and camping.

Grant MacIntyre is Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Before joining the law school faculty, Professor McIntyre worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of General Counsel as an attorney advisor and special assistant to the general counsel, where he focused on the intersection of administrative law and environmental regulation. He received his J.D. from University of Pittsburgh Law School in 2008.

Amanda Waltz is business and tech/environmental news editor at NEXT Pittsburgh. She also writes for The Film
Sae and is the founder and editor of Steel Cinema a blog dedicated to covering Pittsburgh film culture. She has a master’s in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University.

Oliver Morrison is the environment reporter at PublicSource and has focused his reporting on Pittsburgh’s efforts to tackle climate change. Prior to PublicSource, Oliver won regional press awards for his environment and health reporting at The Wichita Eagle. He also led the paper’s coverage of immigration, race and criminal justice reform among other topics. Before the Eagle, he freelanced in New York for publications such as The Atlantic, Education Week and City Limits.

The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) was founded in 1969 by volunteers concerned about air quality in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since then, GASP has worked tirelessly to explain and combat our air quality problems through public meetings, engagement with the press, educational events, permit reviews, and many other means.

GASP participates on county, state, and national boards, with stakeholder groups, and on environmental policy committees. Occasionally GASP presses its goals with litigation, having brought action related to requiring Allegheny County to adopt pollution standards based on the Clean Air Act, enforcement of air quality standards at the Clairton Coke Works, LTV Corporation’s air quality violations at the firm’s former Hazelwood plant, Shenango ‘s long-standing air quality infractions at its former Neville Island coke plant, and a number of other instances.

Education and events coordinator Chelsea Arnold will represent G.A.S.P. For more, go to: https://gasp-pgh.org

8/23 Sheila Squillante, Scott Silsbe, Bob Pajich, & Mike Good @ White Whale

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on August 23, 2018 by 6GPress

7PM TONIGHT…

A READING! Author bios:

Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, Beautiful Nerve (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and three chapbooks of poetry: In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens, 2014), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line, 2012) and A Woman Traces the Shoreline (Dancing Girl, 2011). She is also co-author, along with Sandra L. Faulkner, of the writing craft book, Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories Onto the Page (Sense Publishers, 2015). Recent work has appeared or will appear in places like Copper Nickel, North Dakota Quarterly, Indiana Review, Waxwing, Menacing Hedge and River Teeth. She teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University, where she edits The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing. From her dining room table, she edits the blog at Barrelhouse. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband, Paul Bilger, a philosopher and experimental photographer, and their children.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and have been collected in the books: ‘Unattended Fire’ (2012), ‘The River Underneath the City’ (2013), and ‘Muskrat Friday Dinner’ (2017). His next book will be called ‘Mount Trashmore.’ He is also an assistant editor at Low Ghost Press.

Bob Pajich is a writer living in Forest Hills. His poetry collection, “The Trolleyman,” is available from Pittsburgh’s Low Ghost Press.

Mike Good’s recent poetry and book reviews can be found in or are soon to appear at The Adroit Journal, december, Denver Quarterly, Forklift, OH, The Georgia Review, Pleiades, Rattle, Salamander, Spillway, Sugar House Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. The recipient of an emerging writer scholarship from The Sun, Mike holds an M.F.A. from Hollins University and is the managing editor of Autumn House Press.

8/30 Kevin Finn Live @ Wallace’s Whiskey Room + Kitchen

Posted in Events with tags , , , on August 11, 2018 by 6GPress

7PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 30…

Kevin Finn plays solo acoustic at Wallace’s at Hotel Indigo!
Megan Williams will be accompanying Kevin on violin
and vocals!
$5 Suggested Donation

8/10 Baldinger/Dorsey/Clevenger @ Visible Voice Books

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2018 by 6GPress

TONIGHT, in Cleveland…

During this month’s Walkabout Tremont, Visible Voice Books has the pleasure of having three touring poets visit the store. Hot on the heels of their new NightBallet Press Split Release “The Ugly Side of the Lake” come John Dorsey (Belle, Missouri) and Jason Baldinger (Pittsburgh, PA), plus Victor Clevenger (Kansas City, MO) celebrating his recent Red Flag Release “A Finger in the Hornet’s Nest.” Come on and hang out Friday the 10th. Show starts at 7:30.

Here’s bios for people who read those sorts of things:

Jason Baldinger is a poet hailing from Pittsburgh and recently finished a stint as writer in residence at the Osage Arts Community. He’s the author of several books, the most recent are This Useless Beauty (Alien Buddha Press), The Ugly Side of the Lake (Night Ballet Press) written with John Dorsey and the chaplet Fumbles Revelations (Grackle and Crow) which are available now. The collection Fragments of a Rainy Season (Six Gallery Press) and the split book with James Benger Little Fires Hiding (Spartan Press) are forthcoming. Recent publications include the Low Ghost Anthology Unconditional Surrender, The Dope Fiend Daily, Outlaw Poetry, Uppagus, Lilliput Review, Rusty Truck, Dirtbag Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nerve Cowboy Concrete Meat Press, Zombie Logic Press, Ramingo’s Porch, Rye Whiskey Review, Red Fez, Blue Hour Review and Heartland! Poetry of Love, Solidarity and Resistance. You can hear Jason read poems on recent and forthcoming releases by Theremonster and Sub Pop Recording artist The Gotobeds as well as at jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com

When not traveling highways across America, Victor Clevenger spends his days in a Madhouse and his nights writing poetry. Selected pieces of his work have appeared in print magazines and journals around the world, as well as at a variety of places online. In 2017, Victor was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, as well as a Pushcart Prize. His most recent published collections of poetry include a split book with Tom Farris titled Ginger Roots Are Best Taken Orally (EMP, 2018) and A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag Press, 2018).

John Dorsey has been writing poetry since the late 1980’s and has been involved in the publishing community for more than two decades. He is the author of around 50 books and chapbooks, a few of the most recent being Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017), the latter was funded by Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s English Department. An 11-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared more than 2,000 magazines and anthologies from around the world. He has read or spoken at colleges and universities such as the University of Toledo, Assumption College, Cleveland State University, Seton Hill University, University of the Arts, Erie Community College, Southeast Missouri State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, as well as other assorted venues covering 49 states. For several years Dorsey served as a judge for the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Tarta Project, which chose poems to be presented on city transit buses. In 2006, he won the Toledo City Paper’s annual poetry and fiction competition, and would go on to serve as a judge the following year, before being named the city’s Best Literary Artist in their 2014 reader poll. In 2010, he also served as a judge for Grievous Jones Press’ Grievous Prize issued in Cardiff, Wales, and in 2013 for the Standing Rock Cultural Arts Open Chapbook Competition in Kent, Ohio. From 2003-2012, he served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Collingwood Arts Center in Toledo, Ohio and In 2015, Dorsey was awarded a Visiting Artist Residency by the Osage Arts Community in Belle, MO, where he currently resides. In 2017 he received a two appointment to serve as Belle’s first city Poet Laureate from Mayor Steve Vogt and has gone on to found the city’s first literary publication the Gasconade Review, which he edits with Jason Ryberg. He is a graduate of the University of Arts’ Writing for Film and Television program, completing his education there in 2002, and 2017 he served as the subject for a poetry documentary by NYC filmmaker Carson Parish. He may be reached at archerevans@yahoo.com