Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Trolleyman Book Release Party - May 5th at ModernFormations!!

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
$5 cover


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.