Low Ghost Press is very proud to announce the publication of The
Trolleyman by Bob Pajich! Join us as we celebrate with an evening of
poetry featuring readings by Bob Pajich, Lori Jakiela, Scott Silsbe, and
ModernFormations Gallery 4919 Penn Ave.
Saturday, May 5th
8pm $5 cover BYOB
Bob Pajich’s first book of poems, “Trolleyman,” was published in March
by Low Ghost Press. His work has appeared in many literary magazines,
including “The New Yinzer,” “Nerve Cowboy,” “Chiron Review” and
elsewhere. His poetry chapbook, “Everyone, Exquisite,” received the
Nerve Cowboy Chapbook Award. Pajich has worked as a community newspaper
reporter in towns around Pittsburgh since 1999, and was managing editor
and lead news writer for the world’s largest magazine dedicated to the
game of poker: “Card Player.” He is a musician and a member of the bands
Thee Shopkeepers and Monsters and Moldies. He also blogs about sports
and all things Pittsburgh at www.theterriblefan.com.
Lori Jakiela is the author of the memoir Miss New York Has Everything
(Warner/Hatchette 2006) and three poetry chapbooks. Her latest
collection of poetry, Spot the Terrorist was published by Turning Point
in 2012. She was a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines for six years.
She lives outside of Pittsburgh and teaches in the writing programs at
The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and Chatham University.
Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh where he
sells books, plays in bands, watches local sports, and edits The New
Yinzer. His poetry collection The Unattended Fire will be published by
Six Gallery Press in 2012.
Dave Newman is the author of the
novels Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children (forthcoming from
Writers Tribe Books in 2012) and Please Don’t Shoot Anyone Tonight
(World Parade Books, 2010). He is also the author of four poetry
chapbooks, most recently Allen Ginsberg Comes To Pittsburgh. 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, Wormwood Review, Tears in the
Fence (UK), and The New Yinzer. He has been the featured writer and on
the cover of both 5AM and Chiron Review. His work has been published in
anthologies, most recently in Beside the City of Angels (World Parade
Books) and The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (Autumn
House Press). 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.
I am very proud to announce the publication of The Trolleyman (Low Ghost #3) by Bob Pajich!!
Available in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies for $8.00. The Trolleyman can currently be found at Caliban Bookshop in Oakland and will soon be in quality bookshops everywhere...and by everywhere I mean in very selective locales.
Also there's this thing called mail order which I can do. If shipping in the continental United States please send a check or money order made out to Kristofer Collins for $10 to:
Caliban Bookshop 410 S. Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Attn: Kristofer Collins
Call the shop at 412-681-9111 to place credit card orders.
International customers please send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work out the easiest way to get a copy of The Trolleyman to you.
To sample a few poems from The Trolleyman have a peek at the latest Atticus Review
Stay tuned for info about the release party/reading on May 5th at ModernFormations Gallery!!!
Anyone who missed the Low Ghost radio show last week featuring Angele Ellis, Jerome Crooks, Bob Pajich, Taylor Grieshober, Scott Silsbe, Margaret Bashaar, myself, and host Holly Coleman can hear it here:
Hey, guess what! They let me be on Prosody. Crazy, right? Anyway, you can listen in tonight at 7pm on 91.3 WYEP on the FM dial to hear what kind of silly things I said about poetry n'at. And yeah, I read a few of your favorites from my vast oeuvre (assuming, that is, you have favorites from my vast oeuvre of nonsense). Thanks to the wonderful Renee Alberts for inviting me on the show and hosting as I nervously stumble through her questions. Honestly, it's almost like I never actually think about how or why I write these things. You can also stream the show at www.wyep.org
And if that wasn't enough, tune in to 88.3 WRCT on the ol' FM tomorrow night, Thursday March 31st, as Low Ghost Press takes over A Live Show, produced by Jason Baldinger. An amazing group of poets will be joining me to read poems of love, sex, and other bodily notions. Featured poesy slingers include Scott Silsbe, Angele Ellis, Bob, Pajich, Jerome Crooks, Taylor Grieshober, Margaret Bashaar, and our conductor/DJ for the evening, Holly Coleman. Place bets on which one of us makes Jason use the delay button first! You can also stream this live at www.wrct.org
Kristofer Collins is publisher and editor-in-chief of Low Ghost Press, former co-director of the TNY Presents Performance Series, managing editor of The New Yinzer 2005-09. He is the book reviewer for Pittsburgh Magazine. He is the manager of Caliban Bookshop and owner of Desolation Row Records & CDs. A book of his poems entitled “King Everything” was published in 2007 by Six Gallery Press, "The Book of Names" was published by Low Ghost Press in 2008, and “The Liturgy of Streets” was published by Six Gallery Press in 2009. His latest collection, Last Call was published by Speed & Briscoe in 2010.