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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!!

7/26 Hemingway’s Poetry Series Grand Finale @ Hemingway’s

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2016 by 6GPress

TODAY, via Joan Bauer…

The 2016 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series

Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. May-July  

Hosted by Jimmy Cvetic.  3911 Forbes Avenue (in the back room)  Oakland 

Audio archive: www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com

Tuesday July 26 – The Grand Finale curated by Kristofer Collins. 

Featuring Kristofer Collins,   Angele Ellis, Celeste Gainey, 

Richard Gegick, John Grochalski, John Korn, 

Jason Mendez & Don Wentworth

Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. He also manages Caliban Book Shop in Oakland (and owns Desolation Row Records located inside). His latest poetry collection Local Conditions was published in 2015. He lives in Stanton Heights, a hidden gem in Pittsburgh’s east end with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their three cats.

Angele Ellis is an editor, poet, fiction writer, and reviewer who has authored three books, and appeared in over fifty publications and ten anthologies. She is coauthor of Dealing With Differences (Corwin Press), named as a top multicultural classroom resource by The Christian Science Monitor, and author of Arab on Radar (Six Gallery Press), whose poems won her an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook). Angele feels that writing and performing her work combines two of her childhood dreams–to be an archaeologist and a lounge singer. She lives in Friendship, whose Quakerly spirit soothes her hot-blooded nature.

Celeste Gainey is the author of the full-length poetry collection, the GAFFER (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2015), and the chapbook In the land of speculation & seismography (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize. The first woman to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) as a gaffer, she has spent many years working with light in film and architecture. www.celestegainey.com

Richard Gegick is from Trafford, PA. He lives in Pittsburgh where he writes and waits tables for a living.

John Grochalski is the author of The Noose Doesn’t Get Any Looser After You Punch Out, GlassCity, In The Year of Everything Dying, Starting with the Last Name Grochalski, and the novel, The Librarian [as well as, as of Saturday, the sequel Wine Clerk]. Grochalski lives in Brooklyn, where he constantly worries about the high cost of everything.

John Korn lives in Pittsburgh. He is the author of a book of poetry titled Television Farm which can be purchased on amazon.com. He has worked as a mental health social worker for many years now. He was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, one for his poem “14 young women” and another for his poem “Yellow lamp shade head.”  He didn’t win either of these prizes and he is not even sure what those prizes are.

Jason Mendez is an educator, author, interdisciplinary theater artist, and father of 3. He received his Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum, Culture, and Change and a Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His interests include urban education, critical race studies, cultural studies, arts as social justice, Boricua identities, and South Bronx culture and history. As a South Bronx Puerto Rican writer focusing on lived experience, notions of home, and the power of voice, his work critically reflects a common struggle with identity construction and the process of becoming. Currently, He is working on a memoir titled, The Search for the Golden Glow, which vividly details his coming of age as a Puerto Rican kid from the South Bronx. He is also working on adapting his manuscript into a one-man performance, called Manida.

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, Pittsburgh Poetry Review and Rolling Stone, as well as a number of anthologies. He is the author of Past All Traps and Yield to the Willow, with forthcoming volumes from Six Gallery and Low Ghost Press. [His latest collection, With a Deepening Presence, forthcame earlier this month!]

That’s all, folks!

4/23 Bukowski Night @ Brillobox

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TOMORROW…

1/31 Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading @ EEBX & Free Monster Poems @ Most Wanted Fine Art

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TONIGHT at East End Book Exchange…

Widely admired for poems of depth, tenderness and beauty, Kinnell published 10 collections, including The Book of Nightmares (1971), a book-length lyric that reflects his work in the Civil Rights Movement and activism against the Vietnam War. Among many honors, he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, the National Book Award and was a MacArthur “genius” Fellow.

Date: Saturday, January 31st at 7:00 PM
Location: East End Book Exchange
The following Pittsburgh poets will read from Kinnell’s work:Jan Beatty
Jimmy Cvetic
Angele Ellis
Lynn Emanuel
Terrance Hayes
Sam Hazo
Joy Katz
Ed Ochester 
Mike Schneider
Marianne Trale
Michael Wurster
Open mic/open discussion to follow readers

Music: Scots-Irish solo fiddle by Jan Hamilton of Devilish Merry

Here’s an article about the event by Rege Behe.
ALSO TONIGHT at 7, at Most Wanted Fine Art…
HEADLINING MONSTERS
Juliet Cook
John Thomas Menesini
The Devilz in the Detailz
Requiem
Cherri Baum
Shawn Maddey
Penny Delapoison
…and Margaret [Bashar] and [Rachael] Deacon will also monster, because really.
Jason Baldinger will also be reading at this monster party.
Both events are FREE like Freedonia.

10/10 Imagination Motel & All That Yellow by Chuck Kinder launch party @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by 6GPress

FRIDAY, October 10th…

Kinder flyer 9-26-14

In the unlikely event the poems aren’t your bag, you will at least get some good popcorn & a condom. What other poetry reading can you say that about?

 

7/29 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series Season Finale

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT…

The 2014 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
3911 Forbes Avenue (back room)  Jimmy Cvetic hosts.  Open mic as time permits.


Tues, July 29 – Grand Finale- Celebrating The New Yinzer  –
Be there!

Introductions by Scott Silsbe- Managing Editor of TNY
Our featured readers will be:

 

Holly Coleman    Kurt Garrison    Mike Good    Taylor Grieshober

    Mark Mangini       Don Wentworth  &  Carolyne Whelan

 

Holly Coleman is a legit yinzer who lives on Troy Hill. She MCs and co-manages the TNY Presents Reading Series and sporadically publishes Pittsburgh-based writings.

 

Kurt Garrison is a musician, writer, and photographer who resides in the Troy Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. When he’s not serving as a data analyst for tech start-up Shoefitr, KG plays in soul group Moldies & Monsters and lo-fi minimalists The Plat Maps. A former contributor to The New Yinzer, he currently writes for Pittsburgh Magazine.

 

Mike Good writes from his apartment in Bloomfield and is from Plum, PA originally. He co-founded the Hour After Happy Hour Writing Workshop, and the After Happy Hour Review journal and reading series. Professionally, he works for Allegheny Land Trust, an environmental nonprofit focusing on land conservation in Allegheny County.

 

Taylor Grieshober is a writer living in Wilkinsburg, and a waitress to the stars. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Monkeybicycle, Voices from the Attic, The New Yinzer, and Weave. She is also co-director of TNY Presents.

 

Mark Mangini is a visual artist and musician who also curates the TiNY art section of The New Yinzer.

Don Wentworth writes poetry in the short form and has had work published in bear creek haiku, Rolling Stone, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, The New Yinzer, Cotyledon, Encyclopedia  Destructica, and the anthologies Prairie Smoke and To Life.  His first full-length volume, Past All Traps, was published by Six Gallery Press in 2011.

 

Carolyne Whelan received her MFA in poetry and nonfiction at Chatham University in 2009. Her first chapbook, The Glossary of Tania Aebi, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. Her second chapbook, Chain Down the Moon, and her full length manuscript, Roadside Fires Burning, have both been finalists in national chapbook and first book publishing competitions, respectively. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including Blue Heron and Sugar House. She lives in Four Mile Run.

Listen to the past Hemingway’s readings at www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com

The 2014 poetry series readings will be up soon!  Thanks, everyone for a great season!

7/22 Kevin Finn, Nola Garrett & more @ Hemingway’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by 6GPress

TOMORROW at 8PM, the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series continues with Kevin Finn, Nola Garrett, Walt Peterson, Kayla Sargeson, Christine Telfer, Tony Norman, & Jimmy Cvetic. FREE as always.

 

 

6/24 Caliban Books/Low Ghost reading @ Hemingway’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2014 by 6GPress

TOMORROW @ 8PM…

3911 Forbes Avenue, Oakland (in the back room)
Jimmy Cvetic hosts.  Open mic after most readings as time permits.

Celebrating Caliban Book Shop & Low Ghost Press

with Jason Baldinger, M. Callen, Kristofer Collins

Bob Pajich, John Schulman & Daniel M. Shapiro

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 traveled the country, and wrote a few books, the latest of which are “The Lower 48” on Six Gallery Press and “The Studs Terkel Blues” on Night Ballet Press. A short litany of publishing credits include The New Yinzer, Shatter Wig Press, Blast Furnace and you can also hear audio of some poems at http://jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com/.

M. Callen is a multidisciplinary artist and poet from Pittsburgh, PA.  Her work has appeared in Fence, Gigantic, The Atlas Review, The New Guard, and other fine publications.  She is the recipient of fellowships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets.  You can find her online at m-callen.com

Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine. He runs Low Ghost Press. He also owns Desolation Row Records and manages Caliban Bookshop in Oakland. His most recent chapbook is “Last Call” published by Speed & Briscoe in 2010.

Bob Pajich is a writer and musician from the Burgh. His latest book, The Trolleyman, was published by Stanton Heights’ Low Ghost Press. He is a Taurus.

John Schulman is the co-owner of Caliban Book Shop in Oakland.

Daniel M. Shapiro is a special education teacher in the Woodland Hills School District. His first full-length collection of poems, How the Potato Chip Was Invented, was published by sunnyoutside press in December 2013. He is also the author of two chapbooks and a collection of collaborations with Jessy Randall. His poems have appeared in such journals as Sentence, Gargoyle, Rhino, Ping Pong, Barge, and Word Riot.

Consult the hand for more details.

6/3 Grochalski, Harvey, Oresick, Oresick & Wurster @ Hemingway’s

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TOMORROW at 8PM…

Johm Grochalski, Yona Harvey, Peter Oresick, Judith Vollmer, and Michael Wurster at Hemingway’s in Oakland. No images, no links. FREE.

UPDATE, 6/3

Well, we have a change of line-up for tonight.  Judy Vollmer has come down with pneumonia
and I know we all wish her a quick & smooth recovery.  So…tonight we will be featuring what may be
Hemingway’s first, a father & son reading, with Peter Oresick and Jake Oresick, along with
our previously features Yona Harvey and John Grochalski.   This will be great…and especially
great to have Peter Oresick reading at Hemingway’s for the first time in some years,
and Yona Harvey reading for the first time with us. Be there!

Highly recommended!Scroll down for bio notes!

 

The 2014 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series

Hemingway’s Cafe (in the back room)

Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. May-July

Jimmy Cvetic hosts.  Open mic most evenings.

To listen in on the last three years of this series, go to:

www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com

 

Tuesday, June 3

John Grochalski Yona Harvey

Jake Oresick & Peter Oresick   

 

John Grochalski is the author of The Noose Doesn’t Get Any Looser After You Punch Out (Six Gallery Press, 2008), Glass City (Low Ghost Press, 2010), In The Year of Everything Dying (Camel Saloon, 2012), and the novel The Librarian (Six Gallery Press, 2013).  Grochalski currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he constantly worries about the high cost of everything.

 

Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books), and the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.   Her poems can be found in jubilat, Gulf Coast, Callaloo, West Branch, and various journals and anthologies, including A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (Ed. Annie Finch). In addition to her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Howard University (BA) and The Ohio State University (MFA), she also earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from The University of Pittsburgh.  She is an Assistant Professor of English at The University of Pittsburgh.
Jake Oresick is a poet-lawyer who lives in Oakland, is the title poet of a new poetry anthology from Ave Maria Press called ST. PETER’S B-LIST: CONTEMPORARY POEMS INSPIRED BY SAINTS, that features Jim Daniels, Daniel Gioia, Kate Daniels and others. He is a graduate of John Carroll University and the University of Pittsburgh Law School.  He currently serves as the Judicial Law Clerk at the Washington County’s Court of Common Pleas.

Peter Oresick earned his college tuition in the 1970s during summers laboring for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. He worked as a publisher for 22 years, and as a high school teacher, a Poet-in-the-Schools, and director of Master’s programs in both publishing and creative writing. As an editor, his anthologies include Working Classics: Poems on Industrial Life; For a Living: The Poetry of Work; and the forthcoming The Pittsburgh Novel: A Readers’ Guide to Western Pennsylvania in Fiction & Drama, 1792-2014. His most recent book of poems is a verse biography of Andy Warhol, Warhol-o-rama.

 

7/28 & 7/30 Scott Silsbe’s Music & Poetry

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2013 by 6GPress

On Sunday, Scott Silsbe will be performing with his band Moldies & Monsters as part of Weather Permitting at the Shadyside Nursery. Click on the image for more info.

Then on Tuesday, join Silsbe & eight other fine poets (Nikki Allen, Marilyn Bates, Jimmy Cvetic, Jason Irwin, Amanda Reynolds, Alicia Salvadeo, Kayla Sargeson & Bob Ziller) for the grand finale of the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series. If you missed last week’s performance feat. Kris Collins, Don Starick’s recording of the event can be listened to here.