Thursday, July 7, 2011

An Evening with Mark Spitzer featuring Six Gallery Press & Low Ghost Poets

An Evening with Mark Spitzer featuring 
Six Gallery Press & Low Ghost Poets

Time: Friday, July 8 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

4919 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA

A Six Gallery Press & Low Ghost Press Presentation!

When: Friday, July 8th
Time: 8pm
Where: ModernFormations Gallery 4919 Penn Ave.
...Cover: $5

Join us for an exclusive local engagement with novelist, poet, and translator Mark Spitzer. Mark Spitzer, novelist, poet, essayist and literary translator, grew up in Minneapolis where he earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota in 1990. He then moved to the Rockies, where he earned his Master's in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado. After living on the road for some time, he found himself in Paris, as Writer in Residence for three years at the bohemian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, where he translated French criminals and misanthropes. In 1997 he moved to Louisiana, became Assistant Editor of Andrei Codrescu's legendary lit journal Exquisite Corpse, and earned an MFA from Louisiana State University. After teaching Creative Writing and Lit for five years at Truman State University, he’s now a professor of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas, where he is the Editor of Toad Suck Review ( Mark's novel "Chode" and collection of essays "Riding the Unit: Selected Nonfiction, 1994-2004" were published by Six Gallery Press. More info at

Also featuring readings from local luminaries:

Don Wentworth - publisher of Lilliput Review; author of the poetry collection Past All Traps.

Jason Baldinger - co-author of the poetry collection The Whiskey Rebellion.

Margaret Bashaar - author of the poetry collection Barefoot and Listening, published by Tilt Press in 2009. Her second chapbook, Letters from Room 27 of the Grand Midway Hotel, is forthcoming from Blood Pudding Press. She does performance art and acting with the cabaret troupe The TypewriterGirls.

Bob Pajich - has a chapbook of poems called Everyone, Exquisite published and is currently the managing editor and lead news writer for the world's largest magazine dedicated to the game of poker: Card Player. A new collection of poems is forthcoming from Low Ghost Press.

Chris Ammons - Burgh Bon Vivant.

Kristofer Collins - editor and publisher of Low Ghost Press. His most recent collection of poems, Last Call was published by Speed & Briscoe.

The sweet magnolia
bows to all creation —
& you were saying?

to the old woman
doing laundry, the evening
willow bows
translated by David G. Lanoue


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

on my way to Greece in 1968
in Paris
me and three others slept overnight
on the floor in Shakespeare's Book Store

they had a poet reading that night &
as we had no place to stay they offered their floor...

neat times then I wonder .....


p.s. have seen Mark Spitzer's name around methinks it is time to
delve into .... ?