* Chuck Kinder: Double Feature Chuck Kinder: Double Feature
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BYOB.***LowGhost Press and Six Gallery Press proudly announce the world premiere of Chuck Kinder's debut poetry collections ALL THAT YELLOW and IMAGINATION MOTEL!! Starring: CHUCK KINDER ...as... That Old Hippie Poet. ***Guest Starring: TAYLOR GRIESHOBER ...as... The Girl Next Door with a Deadly Past. ***DAVE NEWMAN ...as... The Muckraking Reporter. ***JIMMY CVETIC ...as... The Crusty Old Cop with a Heart of Gold & SCOTT SILSBE ...as... The Drifter. ***ONE NITE ONLY!!! About Our Cast: CHUCK KINDER is an aging hillbilly-hippie poet-type who is currently sinking into his ever deepening dotage like a Gulf sunset as seen through an empty martini glass in Key Largo, Florida, where he is in awe of pelicans (who put him in mind of drunken pirates) and palms, the only trees he knows with balls and wings, whose feathers rustle in the warm Florida Bay breezes like secrets whispered by green-eyed long-gone hippie princess beauties or fading memories of childhood tin-roof rains. In his youth Kinder wandered West out of the hills of Appalachia on the lam from lawdogs for running moonshine with his outlaw uncles, and then there were the armed robberies. He hoped to crash the Golden Gates of San Francisco into the Age of Aquarius to become a famous Flower Child, an enterprise at which he failed utterly, being a hard-core hillbilly boy raised redneck mostly on road-kill and rage. 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. DAVE NEWMAN is the author of the novels Two Small Birds (Writers Tribe Books, 2014), Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children (Writers Tribe Books, 2012) and Please Don’t Shoot Anyone Tonight (World Parade Books, 2010), and the collection, The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the Best Books of 2013 by L Magazine. He’s worked as a truck driver, a book store manager, an air filter salesman, a house painter, and a college teacher. More than 100 of his poems and stories have appeared in magazines throughout the world, including Gulf Stream, Word Riot, Smokelong Quarterly, Rattle, Wormwood Review, Tears in the Fence (UK), andThe New Yinzer. He has been the featured writer and on the cover of both 5AM and Chiron Review. Anthologies include Beside the City of Angels (World Parade Books) and The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry(Autumn House Press). Newman has won three chapbooks prizes. In 2004, he received the Andre Dubus Novella Award. He lives in Trafford, Pennsylvania with his wife, the writer Lori Jakiela, and their two children. JIMMY CVETIC has been writing and performing poetry all his life. A retired county police officer, he is director of the Pittsburgh Police Athletic League, and founder and director of the Summer Poetry Series at Hemingway's Cafe in Oakland. His poems have appeared in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, City Paper and other publications. He appears in the film, Warrior, and in 2012, he read his poetry at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA with his actor-friend and poet, Nick Nolte. In 2010, Jimmy's book of poetry, The Secret Society of Dog was published by Awesome Books/Lascaux Editions, and a second volume, Dog Unleashed, was published by Awesome Books in 2012. Jimmy, his boxing gym and trainers were recently featured in the Esquire cable TV series, “White Collar Brawlers.” SCOTT SILSBE was born in Detroit and now lives in Pittsburgh where he sells books, plays in bands, watches local sports and edits The New Yinzer. His work has appeared a number of places including Third Coast, Kitchen Sink, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
* The New Yinzer PresentsThe New Yinzer Presents
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***Wendy Scott is the author of Soon I Will Build an Ark from Main Street Rag. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review, Fourth River, Cobalt Review and Potomac Literary Review, among others. She has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, a BA from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic. ***Sarah E. Adkins earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing/Poetry from Chatham University in 2008. She has published poems in The Open End Press Blog, Babelfruit, Plainspoke, The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online, and Istanbul Literature Review, as well as published poetry reviews in Fourth River. Her chapbook, Prolonged Exposure, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. In addition to freelance writing and editing, Sarah runs her own consulting business, wherein she draws upon her diverse experiences and accumulated knowledge to help small businesses, non-profits, and individuals at less expense. She lives in Ohio with her three conspiratorial cats, Marko, Marcel, & Anise, and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree ***Ben Gwin’s fiction has appeared in Burrow Press Review, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, Dark Sky Magazine, and others. His novel manuscript Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton was shortlisted for the 2014 Pressgang Prize by Butler University’s Pressgang Press. Ben lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter. ***Kyle Coma-Thompson is the author of THE LUCKY BODY (Dock Street Press, 2013); QUA, a novel, is forthcoming in Spring 2015. He lives in Louisville, KY.