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9/9 Poetry at the Beach w/ Scott Silsbe & Jason Baldinger @ Union Beach Memorial Library

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on September 7, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM SATURDAY @ Union Beach Memorial Library…

September 9th we’re having a special edition of Poetry in the Port to bring four touring poets to Union Bech and our very own, Cord Moreski! Jameson Bayles, Scott Sillsbe, and Jason Baldinger are coming from Pittsburgh, Shawn Pavey is coming out from Kansas City, Missouri, and Cord Moreski is right out of Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

Date & Time:
Saturday, September 9th
Show: 7pm
Open mic to follow features

Jon Poppe is hosting

Venue:
Union Beach Memorial Library (810 Union Avenue, Union Beach NJ)
Poets:

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh, where he writes, makes music, and works as a bookseller. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals including Lilliput Review, Nerve Cowboy, and Chiron Review. He is the author of Unattended Fire (2012), The River Underneath the City (2013), and Muskrat Friday Dinner (2017).

Jason Baldinger has spent a life in odd jobs. Somewhere in time he has traveled the country and wrote a few books, the latest of which, Fragments of a Rainy Season will be available through Six Gallery Press later this year. A recent list of publishing credits include: Uppagus, Lilliput Review, Rusty Truck, Dirtbag Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nerve Cowboy and Heartland! Poetry of Love, Solidarity and Resistance. You can hear Jason read some poems at jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com.

Jameson Bayles is a roving correspondent for Poetrybay and was the co-curator of the 2016-2017 KC Poetry Throwdown held in Kansas City, MO. His work has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines; including Poems-For-All, Hedgerow, The Ambriel Revolution, Thirteen Myna Birds, Rusty Truck, Your One Phone Call and on Rumrazor.com. Jameson’s work can be found in the collaborative reader “A Case For Ascension” (Asinimali Publications, 2015), the 2016 Hessler Street Poetry Fair Anthology (Crisis Chronicles Press) and “Delirious- A Poetic Celebration of Prince” (Night Ballet Press, 2016), “Recession In Neverland” (Paladin Knight Publishing, 2017) and his solo work “legends of doe hoe” (Spartan Press, 2017).

Shawn Pavey has delivered newspapers, mowed lawns, bagged groceries, cut meat, laid sewer pipe, bussed tables, washed dishes, roofed houses, crunched numbers, rented cars, worked in hotels, worn an apron at Kinko’s, and been paid to write everything from résumés to music reviews. Currently, he earns a living as a Technical Recruiter in Mission, KS where he lives with his fiancée and three worthless but adorable cats. He is the author of Talking to Shadows (Main Street Rag Press, 2008) and Nobody Steals the Towels From a Motel 6 (2015, Spartan Press), Co-founder and former Associate Editor of The Main Street Rag Literary Journal, and a former board member and officer of The Writers Place, a Kansas City-based literary non-profit. His poems, essays, and journalism appear in a variety of national and regional publications. He’s hosted poetry readings in bars, coffee shops, haunted houses, bookstores, libraries, front porches, and abandoned warehouses. A graduate of the University of North Carolina’s Undergraduate Honors Creative Writing Program, he likes his Tom Waits loud, his bourbon single barrel, and his basketball Carolina Blue.

Cord Moreski is a poet/ teacher from Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Moreski is the author of two chapbooks: Stay Afloat Inside (2016, Indigent Press) and Capricious & Other Poems (2013). He was a nominee for the 2016 Poet Laureate of Asbury Park and is currently the host of the poetry series Verbatim (Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey). When Moreski is not writing, he teaches middle school children that poetry is awesome!

Invite your friends and bring your poems!

8/20 Merging Poetic Synapses @ Guide To Kulchur Books

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM SUNDAY…

Five poets team up in Cleveland for a night of poetic elucidation. Pittsburgh poets Jameson Bayles, Scott Silsbe, and Jason Baldinger read with Kansas City, MO poet Jose Faus and Marisa Moks-Unger, the poet laureate of Erie county, PA.

An open mic follows the reading. No cover.

Jose Faus is a writer and visual artist based in Kansas City, MO. He is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective and a board member of the Writers Place, a resource and advocacy center for Kansas City area writers. Jose is a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient for the community project VOX NAVARRO. His writing has appeared in many anthologies, including Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland; Cuentros del Centro: Stories from the Latino Heartland; Raritan; Whirlybird; Luces y Sombras; and I-70 Review. His book “This Town Like That” is part of Prospero’s Pop Poetry Series. He maintains a studio in downtown KCK, and his murals can be seen all over Kansas City.

Marisa Moks-Unger is the 2016-2018 poet laurete of Erie County, PA and is the author of a collection of chapbook-length poetry, Mud and Stars (Nightballet Press, Cleveland, 2015). Her work also appears in such publications as Midwestern Gothic Literary Magazine, Pressure Press Poetry, Hesler Street Fair Poetry Anthology, Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal, Dwelling in Possiblity: Voices of Erie County, and Eternal Snow, an anthology influenced by Yuyutsu Sharma. Moks-Unger holds an MA in English from Gannon University and earned a BA from the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. In addition, Marisa created a three-part ekphrastic poetry video series, called Picture This: Residents Respond to Art.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh, where he writes, makes music, and works as a bookseller. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals including Lilliput Review, Nerve Cowboy, and Chiron Review. He is the author of Unattended Fire (2012), The River Underneath the City (2013), and Muskrat Friday Dinner (2017).

Jason Baldinger has spent a life in odd jobs. Somewhere in time he has traveled the country and wrote a few books, the latest of which, Fragments of a Rainy Season will be available through Six Gallery Press later this year. A recent list of publishing credits include: Uppagus, Lilliput Review, Rusty Truck, Dirtbag Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nerve Cowboy and Heartland! Poetry of Love, Solidarity and Resistance. You can hear Jason read some poems at jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com.

Jameson Bayles is a roving correspondent for Poetrybay and was the co-curator of the 2016-2017 KC Poetry Throwdown held in Kansas City, MO. His work has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines; including Poems-For-All, Hedgerow, The Ambriel Revolution, Thirteen Myna Birds, Rusty Truck, Your One Phone Call and on Rumrazor.com. Jameson’s work can be found in the collaborative reader “A Case For Ascension” (Asinimali Publications, 2015), the 2016 Hessler Street Poetry Fair Anthology (Crisis Chronicles Press) and “Delirious- A Poetic Celebration of Prince” (Night Ballet Press, 2016), “Recession In Neverland” (Paladin Knight Publishing, 2017) and his solo work “legends of doe hoe” (Spartan Press, 2017).

8/11 BBT Night: An Evening of Poems, Stories, & Songs @ Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2017 by 6GPress

8PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 11…

In light of the BBT closing in a couple of months, we’re gathering some writers and musicians to read poetry & fiction, sing songs, and recount anecdotes about our favorite Polish bar in Little Italy.

Participants will include
Scott Silsbe,
Stefanie Wielkopolan,
Jason Baldinger,
Meghan Tutolo,
Jameson Bayles,
Nathan Kukulski,
Bob Pajich
& Weird Paul.

Flyer and more details to follow.

If interested in participating,
please contact Scott at scottmsilsbe@gmail.com

8/5 A Saturday Night Confluence @ White Whale Bookstore

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 5…

It’s the first Saturday in August and we are celebrating, we are always celebrating, to welcome former Kansas City denizen Jameson Bayles to his new homebase of Pittsburgh. Jameson will be joined by Theresa Brightman (Akron, OH) Scott Douglas (North Carolina) Lynn Alexander (Easton, PA) and local Don Wentworth. This event is free, but we will be passing the hat for our traveling artists. This event is byob, this event does not have a famous blue raincoat. Bios to follow for anyone who reads those things.

7/25 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series Season Finale!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2017 by 6GPress

8PM TUESDAY…

Let’s raise our voices and our glasses one last time this season and toast Jimmy Cvetic and Joan Bauer! We say so long to another fantastic season of The Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series with a big ol’ romping finale featuring readings by Meghan Tutolo, Jason Baldinger, Adriana Ramirez, Bart Solarczyk, Angele Ellis, John Korn, Jameson Bayles, and Kristofer Collins.

We’re in the back room and it’s FREE!!

7/22 Midwest Meets Rust Belt: A Poetic Confluence @ The Second Reader Bookshop

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2017 by 6GPress

SATURDAY, JULY 22…

Jameson Bayles, Kat Giordano, Jason Baldinger, Steve Brightman join local poets Matthew Bosque, Jasmine Shanice, and CWP’s own Jennifer Skelton.

The Midwest and the Rust Belt collide in the poetic event of the year! Get ready Buffalo, this summer is bringing many out of town poets. Help us to continue to put Buffalo on the national poetic map.

Bio’s to follow in the weeks to come…

7/5 Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective Feature @ Uptown Arts Bar

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM WEDNESDAY…

Buffalo, NY sends some of her near and dear poets far and fondly to KC and UAB is so proud tobe hosting Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective!

Featuring Nathanael William Stolte and Julio Montalvo Valentin with special local guests Brandon Whitehead, Robert Gano and Rachel Christine Jenkins and your host, Jeanette Powers!

Books will be available for purchase!
no cover!

brought to you by KC Small Press Poetry Fest and Chameleon Arts!

UPDATE: Turns out no Baldinger but sure, still hit this up if you’re in Kansas City. Next post is the one he’s doing.

6/30 Fumbles Revelations Book Release @ Nine Stories

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM…

Friday June 30th we welcome the inaugural release from Don Wentworth’s Grackle and Crow imprint with the release of the chaplet “Fumbles Revelations” by Jason Baldinger. Readers will include, Baldinger and Wentworth as well as Becky Corrigan, Jason Irwin and Red Bob Jungkunz. This event is free and byob and many thanks to Nine Stories for hosting.

here’s some bios:

Jason Baldinger is a poet hailing from the Appalachian hamlet of Pittsburgh. He’s the author of several books the most recent of which, the chaplet, Fumbles Revelations (Grackle and Crow) is available now, and the collection Fragments of a Rainy Season (Six Gallery Press) which is coming in September. Recent publications include the Low Ghost Anthology Unconditional Surrender, 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 Review and Heartland! Poetry of Love, Solidarity and Resistance. You can hear Jason read some poems at jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com.

Becky Corrigan has spent most of her adult life working menial jobs, playing in bands and not writing enough. Her body of work includes some ratty folders of poetry from the 90’s, several pieces of short fiction, and many years’ worth of journals. Mainly a prose writer, her work is usually autobiographical and focuses on mental health, love and poverty. She is currently writing a book of short essays about her life.

Jason Irwin is the author of A Blister of Stars (Low Ghost, 2016), Watering the Dead (Pavement Saw Press, 2008), winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, and the chapbooks Where You Are (Night Ballet Press, 2014), & Some Days It’s A Love Story (Slipstream Press, 2005). He grew up in Dunkirk, NY, and now lives in Pittsburgh. www.jasonirwin.blogspot.com

Red Bob needs no introduction, all you need to know is that he is Bob

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 poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, Frogpond and Rolling Stone, as well as a number of anthologies. He is the author of 3 full-length poetry collections published by Six Gallery Press: Past All Traps (2011), Yield to the Willow (2014), and With a Deepening Presence (2016) His first full-length collection, Past All Traps, 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.

6/15 CWP Presents InTENse Poetry! @ Mac’s Backs

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2017 by 6GPress

6:30PM THURSDAY…

Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective presents InTENse Poetry! Initially featuring TEN poets from New Jersey westward, we’ve inTENtionally added one more to make it a glorious Baker’s Decade of Poets! And, oh yeah, baby, our collective inTENsion is to bring it and sling it!

Nathanael Stolte (Buffalo)
Ben Brindise (Buffalo)
Damian Rucci (New Jersey)
Jason Baldinger (Pittsburgh)
Jennifer Skelton (Buffalo)
Julio Valentin (Buffalo)
Misty Becerra (Buffalo)
John Burroughs (Cleveland)
Richard L. Gegick (Pittsburgh)
Dianne Borsenik (Cleveland)
RA Washington (Cleveland)

East comes together with Midwest in one of Cleveland’s most beloved venues, the venerated Mac’s Backs on Coventry. We welcome you to come, get inTENse with us, as we celebrate life and the pow-pow-POWER of poetry!

6/16 Poets in the Backyard @ Tupelo Honey Teas

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM, FRIDAY, JUNE 16…

Join us in the backyard as we host a traveling caravan of poets. This will be the first Pittsburgh appearance for many of these folks, so show up and give ’em a warm welcome.

Readings by:

The Pittsburgh Contingent: Jason Baldinger & Rich Gegick

The Band of Buffaloers: Ben Brindise, Misty Kahn-Becerra, Jennifer Skelton, Nathanael William Stolte, Julio Valentin

The NJ Crew: Damian Rucci & Rebecca Weber

We promise an evening of literary mayhem and high jinks. Rain or shine, we’ve got it covered. These folks will have books for sale, and we will be passing the hat for gas money.

6/4 An intimate evening w/ Jason Baldinger & Dayton Poetry Slam open mike @ Yellow Cab Tavern

Posted in Events with tags , , on June 1, 2017 by 6GPress

SUNDAY…

Hey there folks, we have another great feature coming in for your poetic bliss: Jason Baldinger!

As always, the poetry starts at 7:30pm with an open mic and Jason starts half-way through the list!  All for $2 at Yellow Cab Tavern!