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11/7 How to Be an American & Love Songs from Flood City launch party @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2015 by 6GPress

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 8PM…

Here are some nice things people said about How to Be an American:

The poems in How to Be an American strike the chords of conversations we should be having, should have already had and resolved, or conversations that should be irrelevant. In this generation’s remake of democracy, Malinenko’s book is an incendiary device.
—Jason Baldinger, author of The Lower Forty-Eight

Ally Malinenko is the embodiment of what E.L. Doctorow meant when he said we need writers because we need witnesses to this terrifying century. In How to Be an American, she dissects the American dream and breaks it down to its petri-dish truths. Malinenko’s America is a country that exports ignorance and consumerism, where the greatest embarrassment is to be poor, vulnerable, and in need. In a voice as direct and unstoppable as an ambulance, Malinenko paints a raw, visceral, and essential portrait of a country without pity, without compassion, and makes the need for change feel like the emergency it is.
—Lori Jakiela, author of Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe

Ally Malinenko has an exceptional ability to observe life and write honestly. She is an absolute treasure.
—Moriah LaChapell, editor of The Blue Hour

This is a devastating book that reads as the polar opposite of Walt Whitman—here, the speaker does not see herself of them, these demented Americans. Here, the speaker rises up and says to the Bible and all its believers, to the box stores and all their consumers, to the patriots and all their patriotism, “Absolutely not.” The country inside these pages is lit up like a Walmart commercial and packed with the same ugliness that makes minimum wage unlivable and bargain shoppers unbearable. The loudest voices are all dressed up in stars-and-stripes bikinis, shouting about how great it is to be red-white-and-blue, while the rest of us rape and kill and need a drink to stand the sights. Here are poems that say, “Enough,” that say, “Quit insulting the world.” Watch out, America. Ally Malinenko’s poems are dodgeballs and she’s throwing them at your head.
—Dave Newman, author of The Poem Factory

How to Be an American is a how-to guide without instructions. This book is brave, bold, and honest—a fucking atom bomb to the political and personal poetry scenes.
—Ben John Smith, editor of Horror Sleaze and Trash

It ain’t pretty and it ain’t poesy, at least the way most Americans think of poesy, thank you, Jesus. And it ain’t political, except in the larger sense of human-ness, of flaming outrage, and of deeply longed for compassion. Simply put, this is Ally Malinenko’s incisive deconstruction of many a fetid cranny and nook of the collective American psyche. Pilgrim, save yourself: read it now.
—Don Wentworth, editor of Lilliput Review

Matcho’s Love Songs from Flood City (Low Ghost) is pretty good too, BTW.

Eat, drink, listen to poems, yak w/ the authors, buy the books—one of the last chances you’ll have to do any of this at ModernFormations!

 

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?

 

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.

4/11 Small Press Summit @ Modern Formations, Totally Confused Release Party @ Copacetic Comics

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS FRIDAY at 8:30…

Come get Lit! Ten authors from over four presses, including Sunnyoutside Press, LowGhost Press, Hyacinth Girl Press, and Small Victories Press.

 

ALSO THIS FRIDAY at 7PM…

Everyone’s been drawing all winter to stay warm but now’s the time to come hang out on the balcony at Copacetic, catch up and read some comics.

Andy Scott will have the new issue of Andromeda

Daniel Patrick McCloskey will have the new issue of Top of The Line

Nate and Jarrod are gonna have copies of their book It’s A Tough Economy

and The Godfather himself, Nils Skeletonballs will have the fresh FIRST issue of YOU CAN DID IT