Archive for John Thomas Menesini

4/15 Sausage Party @ Cyberpunk Apocalypse

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS WEDNESDAY…

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

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2015 by 6GPress

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.

1/30 Pure Poetry Destruction at Cyberpunk Apocalypse

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2015 by 6GPress

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30…

The Haven‘s reading series continues with Six Gallery all-stars Jason Baldinger, John Thomas Menesini, & Don Wentworth, & prose powerhouse Olivia Rose Mancing.

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The near-future fate of Cyberpunk is currently uncertain, so hit these monthly readings up while you can!

The Old Year & the New

Posted in New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2014 by 6GPress

So, 2014 was a year. A good one in that The Lower Forty-Eight by Jason Baldinger, Yield to the Willow by Don Wentworth, Imagination Motel by Chuck Kinder, &, most recently, the blue 2nd edition of A Film About Billy by Daniel McCloskey saw the light of print; & a devastating one in that we lost a luminary, Victor Navarro, on June 30.

On the slate for 2015 is a follow-up to Victor’s collection Short Works, which he asked demanded be released immediately the day before his death, but which will actually be released on June 30 of next year. Juggling as fast as I can here, Vic!

Gloom Hearts & Opioids, a new collection of poems by John Thomas Menesini, who will also be in town at the end of January to perform at at least two readings.

Hungry by Daniel Parme, a self-published novel which has recently been worked over by two editors & given a polish by the author.

The Apartment Building by Joe Musso, a bizarre novel about the inhabitants of, yes, an apartment building.

An untitled collection of poems by Stephanie Brea, whenever she’s done fiddling with it.

Aaand, in all likelihood, several other books from the back burner. Stay tuned & happy New Year!

The Lower Forty-Eight CP review & Menesini performance video

Posted in Events, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by 6GPress

The Lower Forty-Eight was reviewed in this week’s City Paper! & here’s a fun video of John Menesini performing at last month’s Karl Hendricks benefit.

9/28 Necrofeels @ Smithfield Cemetery & Pittsburgh Zine Fair @ The Union Project

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

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TODAY at 5pm, Jason Baldinger & John Menesini will perform poems for the living & the dead. If you can find “a large cross & a large shade tree overlooking Forbes Ave.” you can find them.

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& don’t miss the

Karen Lillis says,

The Small Press Pittsburgh bookstand will be at the Pittsburgh Zine Fair next Sunday Sept 28 from 2-8pm (Highland Park). Lots of new books, including a section of Feminist Fiction!

Other usual suspect vendors include Nate McDonough, Andy Scott, Natty Soltesz, Nils Balls, Copacetic Comics, & The Gourd.

& since the Zine Fair goes til 8, you don’t even need to choose between these two fine investments of your time.

UPDATE

To avoid driving all over the place looking for the necromancers:

corner of s. dallas and forbes in squill. Parking on aylesboro. there is really only one hill in smithfield and were reading at the top of it, big tree, big irish cross and a roundabout and you are in the right spot.

8/16 Full Bookcase @ Mellow Pages, The Steven Knievel EP, Karl Hendricks fundraiser

Posted in Events, Recent Publications with tags , , , , , , , on August 11, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY at 8PM…

You can always rely on Bushwick library and reading room Mellow Pages to host exciting young writers, and this is no exception: John Thomas Menesini, Karen Lillis, Jason Price Everett and Moon Temple stop by for an evening of underground lit.

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Also check out Menesini’s latest The Steven Knievel EP & help Karl Hendricks!

Bloomsday Anniversary

Posted in New Releases, Recent Publications with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2014 by 6GPress

It’s Bloomsday again, which means this blog has existed for one year! 98 posts (not including 4 I deleted) & counting – a busy year indeed for Six Gallery scribblers.

Hard Times Blues by Elwin Cotman

To Die Next to You by Rodger Kamenetz & Michael Hafftka

Sea of Dust by Kevin Finn

The Librarian by John Grochalski

&

The Lower Forty-Eight by Jason Baldinger

all came out during that time. Here are some quick updates regarding forthcoming books:

Yield to the Willow, the second collection by haiku master Don Wentworth, will have a soft release in July, so it’ll be available at Pittsburgh book stores & on Scamazon, if supporting corporate oppression is your bag. For Real release in the fall sometime.

We Are The… by “Sneaky” Mike Lubbert will be out in time for the 3rd anniversary of Occupy. Good Christ, that’s September 17th.

Imagination Motel, a collection of poetry by legendary novelist & edumacator Chuck Kinder, will exist & have some kind of legendary release party October 8.

Light on Yoga & Psychedelics by yoga master & psychonaut Alan Lowenschuss will manifest also this year, ASAP, as will

Hungry by Daniel Parme,

Gloom Hearts & Opioids by John Thomas Menesini

&

a currently untitled collection by local poet Stephanie Brea.

 

Dark Pomes by John Thomas Menesini

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 7, 2013 by 6GPress

is good.

Click for Dark Pomes.

Give the guy a dollar.