Low Ghost Press is very excited to announce that we will be publishing
two amazing poetry collections in July - 'Better Luck Next Year' (LG #6)
by Ally Malinenko, and 'A Blister of Stars' (LG #7) by Jason Irwin!! Stay tuned for book launch info soon to follow.
8pm Cover: $5 or free with a covered dish to share. BYOB
John Grochalski is a published writer whose poetry and prose have
appeared in several online and print publications. He is the author of
three books of poetry, The Noose Doesn’t Get Any Looser After You Punch
(Six Gallery Press, 2008), Glass City (Low Ghost Press, 2010), and
Starting with the Last Name Grochalski
(Coleridge Street Press, 2014). He is also the author of the novel, The
Librarian (Six Gallery Press, 2013), and his chapbook In the Year of
Everything Dying can be viewed via Camel Saloon’s Books on Blogs series.
Jason Irwin is the author of Watering the Dead (Pavement Saw Press,
2008), winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, and the chapbooks
Where You Are (Night Ballet Press, 2014), & Some Days It's A Love
Story (Slipstream Press, 2005). He has also had work published in Poetry
East, Sycamore Review, Confrontation, and Poetry Ireland Review, among
others. He grew up in Dunkirk, NY, and now lives in Pittsburgh. www.jasonirwin.blogspot.com
Lori Jakiela is the author of the memoirs Belief Is Its Own Kind of
Truth, Maybe (Atticus Books), Miss New York Has Everything (Hatchette)
and The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious (C&R Press/WPA
Press), as well as the poetry collection Spot the Terrorist (Turning
Point). Her work has been published in The New York Times, The
Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The
Rumpus, Brevity and more. Her essays have been nominated for The
Pushcart Prize many times, and she received the 2015 City of Asylum
Pittsburgh Prize, which sent her to Brussels, Belgium for a month this
summer. She also received a Golden Quill Award from the Press Club of
Western Pennsylvania, an Outstanding Faculty Award from the University
of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, and was the winner of the first-ever
Pittsburgh Literary Death Match. She lives in Pittsburgh with her
husband, the writer Dave Newman, and their children. A former flight
attendant and journalist, she now teaches in the writing programs at The
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and Chatham University, and is a
co-director of Chautauqua Institution's Summer Literary Festival. For
more, visit http://lorijakiela.net/
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.
Ally Malinenko has been fortunate to have her poems and stories
published online and in print. Her first book of poems, entitled The
Wanting Bone, was published by Six Gallery Press and she recently
completed her first novel. You can read her ramblings at Shipwrecked
Poetry or at Gypsy Campfire. She currently lives in the part of Brooklyn
that neither the tour buses nor the hispsters come to.
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
Dave Newman is the author of five books, including
The Poem Factory (White Gorilla Press, 2015), the novel Two Small Birds
(Writers Tribe Books, 2014), and the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems
(White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the best books of the year by
L Magazine. He works in chronic pain research, serving elders, and
lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley, with his
wife, the writer Lori Jakiela, and their two children.
you to everyone who has inquired about getting their manuscripts, etc.
to Low Ghost Press for possible publication. It's heartening to have so
much interest in what we do at Low Ghost. However, to be clear, Low
Ghost does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. It is our policy to reach
out to writers whose work we are especially excited about (and this is a
long list, trust us) and working directly
with him/her to build a book together. This can be a long process,
often taking as long as a year or more from start to publication. We
cherish our relationships with the writers we have published and take
enormous pride in the work we have created together. While we are happy
to read work from parties that are interested in working with us, we do
have the next few years of publications already in the works. We wish
everyone success in shepherding their work into print. And once again
thank you to everyone who has reached out to us. We hope this clarifies
our method of working. We will see you all very soon with the
publication of Low Ghost #5!
Low Ghost Press is very proud to announce the publication of Chuck Kinder's ALL THAT YELLOW as Low Ghost Giant Size #1 on October 10, 2014!
ALL THAT YELLOW will be available in a hand-numbered edition of 200 copies for $8.00. The collection will be launched with a gala reading at ModernFormations Gallery at 8pm on October 10, 2014 (see elsewhere on this site for more details). After which it will be available 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 $12 to:
410 S. Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Attn: Kristofer Collins
Call the shop at 412-681-9111 to place credit card orders.
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.