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7/28 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series Grand Finale

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2015 by 6GPress

TOMORROW at 8…

The Grand Finale – Hosted by Kristofer Collins

Jason Baldinger, Stephanie Brea, Kristofer Collins, Angele Ellis, 

John Korn, Adam Matcho, Bob Pajich & Scott Silsbe.

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 has traveled the country, and wrote a few books, the latest of which “The Lower 48” (Six Gallery Press) and the chapbook “The Studs Terkel Blues” (Night Ballet Press) as well as the anthologies Lipsmack! (Night Ballet Press) and Good Noise (Thrasher Press).  A short litany of publishing credits include: The New Yinzer, Shatter Wig Press, Blast Furnace, B.E. Quarterly and Fuck Art, Let’sDance. You can also hear audio of some poems on the bandcamp website by just typing in his name.

Stephanie Brea has slung coffee, wrote about inventions and worked for a company that built museum exhibits. This means she likes her espresso doubled, is most likely responsible for some of the products pitched on late night infomercials and can spell archaeopteryx without the need for spell check. She is a part-time copy editor and facilitates creative writing workshops for local schools and organizations. Her work has been published in Pear Noir!, The Legendary, Nerve Cowboy and the PittsburghCity Paper.

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.


Angele Ellis‘s poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in over forty publications and eight anthologies. She is author of Arab on Radar (Six Gallery), whose poems earned her a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Spared (a Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook). She lives in Friendship, both a neighborhood and a state of mind.

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.

Adam Matcho is an obituary writer and contributor to The New Yinzer. He is a former technical writer, novelty shop clerk, basketball coach and gas station attendant. His chapbook, Six Dollars an Hour: Confessions of a Gemini Writer, was published by Liquid Paper Press and his essay collection, The Novelty Essays, was published by WPA Press. When not writing death notices, Adam tries to write about life. He lives in a former craft shop with his wife, two sons and too many animals. As Dave Newman has said, “Adam Matcho has more talent than most corporations have profits, and his vision of America is tragic and brilliant and hilarious.”

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.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh where he writes, sells books, and makes music with friends. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous print and web periodicals including Nerve CowboyThe Chariton ReviewThird CoastThe Volta, and the Cultural Weekly. He is the author of two poetry collections: Unattended Fire (Six Gallery Press, 2012) and The River Underneath the City (Low Ghost Press, 2013).

Over at the Trib, Rege Behe has more about Collins & his new book Local Conditions (h/t Joan Bauer).

4/23 Bukowski Night @ Brillobox

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by 6GPress

TOMORROW…

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!

12/14 Bah Humbug! Writers Wrestle the Holiday Spirit @ Hambone’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY at 8PM…

If you’ve ever worked retail, food service or a myriad of other jobs around the holidays then you know it can be a pretty dehumanizing experience. We wanted to give voice to that experience, so some fine Pittsburgh writers are going to attempt to wrap their heads around their own holdiay work experience. After the reading, Steve Pellegrino and his wife Mary Shea will sing some Christmas songs, and some other working class anomalies. If you wear a bad holiday sweater the event is free, if you don’t the event is still free, huzzah!

Featuring:
Jason Baldinger
Stephanie Brea
Rich Gegick
SJ Guzik
Ben Gwin
Lori Jakiela
TC Jones
Andrea Laurion
Adam Matcho
Scott Silsbe

Music by:
Steve Pellegrino and Mary Shea

11/22 Little as Living launch @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by 6GPress
THIS SATURDAY…

8/30 Labor Saturday @ EEBX + Performance Art Festival @ Roboto

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2014 by 6GPress

TOMORROW at 7PM…

Labor Day has come a long way from its roots in the aftermath of the Haymarket Riots, The Homestead Steel Strike, The Pullman Strike among many others. Today it’s more about a day off, a picnic, the dread of going back to school or the crime of ended summer but not necessarily about words. Join us Saturday August 30 for four awesome readers who still know that work is meaningless without words and celebrate what it means to work in both prose and poetry.

Lineup is Jason Baldinger, Stephanie Brea, Adam Matcho, & Dave Newman.

 

ALSO TOMORROW, Christine Stoddard will be doing something (no idea what) at this…

6/21 Versify @ EEBX

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

TONIGHT…

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.

Click on the wallpaper for more.

 

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

4/17 The New Yinzer Presents @ Modern Formations

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

TOMORROW at 8PM, Jason Baldinger (whose new Six Gallery book The Lower Forty-Eight comes out in June), Stephanie Brea, Andrea Laurion & Bob Walicki will regale you with their words.

2/13 Spring’s Breaking @ Biddle’s Escape

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

THIS THURSDAY:

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Join us on the mischief night of Valentine’s Day for a poetry reading that will propel us into the spring!

Nikki Allen tends to wear her heart like a ghost sheet. She loves coffee, couscous, clothes pins and many other things that do not begin with the letter C (like the smell of fresh-cut lumber and paper still warm from the printer).

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 travelled 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, both of which will be available in the spring. 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/.

Stephanie Brea leads a dual life. Some of the time she is a kick-ass administrative director for a museum exhibit fabrication company that specializes in dinosaurs—meaning she can spell archaeopteryx without the need for spell check. The rest of her time is spent facilitating creative writing workshops at local schools. Her work has been published in Pear Noir!, The Legendary, Nerve Cowboy and the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Carrie Greenlaw is a hilltop poet hailing from the North Side of Pittsburgh. In her spare time she enjoys riding city buses, people watching and practicing daily mindfulness.You can read her writing at mousesized.com.