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 Dave Newman.
ModernFormations Gallery 4919 Penn Ave.
Saturday, May 5th
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.