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6/4 On Returning: Welcome Back Nikki Allen @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2016 by 6GPress

7PM THIS SATURDAY…

Former Pittsburgh Poet Nikki Allen is returning to town for a vist and we’re celebrating with a night of poetry at East End Book Exchange. Readers for the night include Renee Alberts, Nikki Allen, Jason Baldinger, Dan Shapiro, Scott Silsbe and Vanessa Vesch. The shindig will be hosted by Red Bob Junghanz.

This event is free! This event is BYOB! I believe this will be the first event held by the new owners of EEBX so there will be plenty to celebrate.

Bios to follow for those that read those kinda things

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. He’s traveled the country and written a few books, the latest of which are The Lower 48 (Six Gallery Press) and The Studs Terkel Blues (Night Ballet Press). A short litany of publishing credits include Blast Furnace, The Glassblock, Lilliput Review, Green Panda Press, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can hear audio versions of some poems on Bandcamp, just type in his name.

Dan Shapiro is the author of How the Potato Chip Was Invented (sunnyoutside press), Heavy Metal Fairy Tales (Throwback Books), and The 44th-Worst Album Ever (NAP Books). His work has appeared in Word Riot, Barrelhouse, Menacing Hedge, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. He is a poetry and reviews editor for Pittsburgh Poetry Review.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit and now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous periodicals including Kitchen Sink, Third Coast, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, The Chariton Review, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the author of two poetry collections: Unattended Fire (Six Gallery Press: 2012) and The River Underneath the City (Low Ghost Press: 2013; 2nd ed.: 2015). He was also a finalist for the Cultural Weekly’s 2014 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. He is currently at work on a new collection of poems.

6/7 The Lower Forty-Eight Launch @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY at 8…

Jason Baldinger
Stephanie Brea
Taylor Grieshober
& Bob Pajich

will share their words with you. The always off the hook Red Bob Junghanz will be corralling yinz and generally doing his best to host this event.

And then there’s amazing picture projections by “jORGONEson presents…films from the Orgone Archive”.

A $5 bill will get you in; the event is BYOB, although there may be some alcohol around; Stephanie Brea is making state-shaped cookies, and the audience will be picking the set list out of a bag filled with state puzzle pieces.

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Cover art by Jon Dowling.

Cover art by Jon Dowling.

Also, so you know it’s not just me saying it’s good, The Lower Forty-Eight has been awarded the coveted Jakiela Seal of Quality.

Jason Baldinger’s street-wise, Pittsburgh-hearted, big-river-throated poetry collection The Lower Forty-Eight is the book you’d get if Kerouac and Whitman loaded into a Pinto and hit the road with iced-down six-packs on the back seat and a bobble-head Neruda on the dash. These poems pick up hitchhikers and talk to strangers. These poems long for home as they roll away from it. These poems celebrate and weep and rage and dance through a landscape as huge and mortal as the voice that carries it. These poems and this poet are the perfect heart-wise companions for anyone looking for a beautiful ride.
—Lori Jakiela, author of The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious