WRITER MEETS READER SERIES:
On this first ever WMR event we paired up Aiden Arata, who’s an emerging poet with Suzanne Scanlon after Aiden checked out her book and loved it. They had a lot in common so we decided to get them to read together.
First up was Suzanne, reading from her new manuscript, which was super super good.
Then Paul Rusconi, who did the same, reading from his manuscript which will hopefully be published soon soon. Great story about librarians, famous writers, laser hair removal and therapists.
AIDEN HEADLINED THE NIGHT, READING SOME RAD POETRY AND MAKING US ALL PROUD. THIS WAS SUPER FUN AND WE’RE DEFINITELY DOING IT AGAIN.
12:25 pm • 24 May 2013 • 4 notes
First we got Isaac, new member, checking out The Portable Hannah Arendt
Then we got Andrea, another new member, checking out Look Look Feathers! by Mike Young
Ali is checking out Suzanne Scanlon’s Promising Young Women for a review she’s writing.
Lastly is another new member, Sarah, checking out Breece D’J Pancake’s Collected Stories
12:13 pm • 24 May 2013 • 7 notes
Had some badass musical performances in here last night. On top, Isaac from the Due Diligence, then everyone dancing to the Mute Scoot, then Relatives performing. Such a badass night.
1:57 pm • 22 May 2013 • 4 notes
Even though it is HOT Mary decided to bring in half her donations through heat and toil. We promise not to let you check out books til you cover your midriff and bring us 5 more books. TEHE
7:48 pm • 21 May 2013 • 5 notes
Charlie’s checking out The Jazz Cadence of American Culture BRO
7:46 pm • 21 May 2013 • 1 note
ON TIMMY TOP WE’VE GOT FROM PITTSBURGH: Our buds in Pittsburgh Small Press World, roll call please::::: ARAB ON RADAR by Angele Ellis, THE BEER FACTORY by Dave Newman, ALLEN GINSBERG COMES TO PITTSBURGH again by Dave, PLEASE DON’T SHOOT ANYONE TONIGHT by guess who (Dave), THE LITURGY OF STREETS by Kristofer Collins, RAMOND CARVER WILL NOT RAISE OUR CHILDREN by Dave’s back, LAST CALL by Kristofer trying to make a comeback, GLASS CITY by John Grochaliski, VAN GOGH SURFING by Bob Ziller, NEW AMERICAN WRITING , TRANSLATED FROM THE NIGHT by Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, SPOT THE TERRORIST! by Lori Jakiela, SECRET SOCIETY OF DOG by Jimmy Cvetic, SPARED by Angele Ellis, THE BRIDGE TO TAKE WHEN THINGS GET SERIOUS by Lori Jakiela, and two issues of TOAD SUCK REVIEW. WHEW! MY FINGERS ARE TIRED NOW!!!!!!!!!!
AND DOWN BELOW WE GOT: a couple of Bottom Dog and some Bird Dogs. From left to the right!!! EACH MOMENT ALL by Larry Smith, SKY UNDER THE ROOF by Hilda Downer, WORD WALK by Ronald M. Ruble, and THE WONDERFUL STUPID MAN by Allen Frost. Thanks Dogs!
5:30 pm • 21 May 2013 • 4 notes
Look at this mother-load from distinguished poet Kimiko Hahn. Check out all the goodies see gave us here at her goodreads shelf:
5:22 pm • 21 May 2013 • 3 notes
WHOLLY HITS BATMAN, look at all these goodies. Matthew Savoca and Kendra Grant Malone stopped by to hand deliver their books and draw some love in them. From RIGHT TO LEFT: MOROCCO, EVERYTHING IS QUIET, I DONT KNOW I SAID, and LONG LOVE POEM WITH DESCRIPTIVE TITLE. Thanks you two J train writers!
1:44 pm • 20 May 2013 • 35 notes
DEAR RUIN + fiction by Jacob Perkins | HOUSEFIRE
HAPPY MONDAY! Get yr week rolling with some new fiction by Jacob Perkins! Enjoy DEAR RUIN on HOUSEFIRE!
11:30 am • 20 May 2013 • 6 notes
The mystery DJ Forbidden Dance showed up last night and just so happened to have this book in her back pocket: GREAT GUNS by Farnoosh Fathi out of Canarium Books. Listen to this line, “A horizon falls like a tree / Into place”. Come back soon DJFD.
7:39 pm • 19 May 2013 • 7 notes
Ben Tanzer, thanks thanks thanks. Here’s MY FATHER’S HOUSE and MOST LIKELY YOU GO YOUR WAY AND I’LL GO MINE out of Main Street Rag and Orange Alert Press, respectively.
11:41 am • 19 May 2013 • 4 notes
Ryan swinging hard. TWO BOOKS IN ONE DAY. This time he’s picking up Matt Bell’s Cataclysm Baby if you can tell with my blurry shaky horrible picture taking skills. RIP MLP
6:09 pm • 18 May 2013 • 5 notes
LOOK AT THESE TWO LOVEBIRDS WHO CAME IN ON THEIR OWN AND LEFT HAND IN HAND BASICALLY. IF YOU WANT TO FIND YOUR SOULMATE JUST COME HERE, GET MEMBERSHIPS LIKE THEY DID, AND CHECK OUT AWESOME BOOKS AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR LIFE PARTNER.
2:55 pm • 18 May 2013 • 7 notes
Jessica here picking up some classically wonderful poetry by Mary Ruefle and Rachel Glaser. Jessica knows how to start off the weekend. I know how to finish one. Let’s just say I didn’t water the plants.
1:20 pm • 18 May 2013 • 5 notes