Hey you should read this, not just because of us being in it, but because you get to meet a few other amazing LB publishers!1
Blurb for “Dying Quietly in a Crowded Room/ Dancing with Scissors”
"Josue Mendoza blends lyrical beauty and wry perversity in his chapbook Dying Quietly in a Crowded Room. His poems are like vivid, fascinating dreams with unintentionally disturbing subtexts that only become obvious upon sharing them with one’s parents. Whether contemplating first experiences with girls or the nipples of famous male writers, Mendoza paints his worlds with humor, pathos, and a fair degree of fearlessness.
In his inaugural chapbook, Dancing with Scissors, Zack Nelson-Lopiccolo confronts love, consumption, destruction, and combinations thereof with both humor and resignation. Like a former costumed sidekick breaking free from a life spent arresting jaywalkers and filming inane public service announcements, Nelson-Lopiccolo dives into a world of cockroaches and ice-cold Coors, ready to ponder the mysteries of adulthood without a Batman, without “a bloody vomit costume,” without a net.” - John F. Buckley0
The official cover for our new book, Doughnut Touch Me!2
A few chances to catch our editors in action. Which basically means us reading poetry in public!
Ms. Karie McNeley will be reading at this event on Sunday at 2PM.
Silver Birch Press’s Scintillatingly Silvery 2012
SILVER ANTHOLOGY: Poetry & Prose Reading
-dedicated to Jack Micheline-
Harold Martin Silver
TheSilverAnthology Features Writing by:
John Brantingham. Chiwan Choi. Barbara Eknoian.
Donna Hilbert. Linda King. LeeAnne McIlroy Langton.
Gerald Locklin. Tamara Madison. Clint Margrave.
Daniel McGinn. Ann Menebroker. jax NTP.
Kathy Dahms Rogers. Conrad Romo. Luke Salazar.
Joan Jobe Smith. Clifton Snider. Dale Sprowl.
Paul Kareem Tayyar. Jeri Thompson. Margaret Towner.
Steve Williams. Pamela Miller Wood. Fred Voss.
w/Special Reading by Kevin Lee of Jack Micheline
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 2-4PM
@THE WINE CRUSH 3131 East Broadway Long Beach, CA 90803
Then on January 30th, 8PM, Catch Editors Zack Nelson-Lopiccolo and Pj Santos:
Two Idiots Peddling poetry featuring the Uptown Downstairs Group!
The Uptown Downstairs workshop has been secretly meeting in the basement of Half Off Books in Whittier, reading, writing and enjoying poetry.
Deanne Brown, wife, mother, writer, cancer survivor and the lead singer in a rock band has a tattoo of a phoenix on her left shoulder. More than just a symbol of the city from which she hails, this bird rising from the flames is also a symbol of her spirit.
Zack Nelson-Lopiccolo is a dude from Long Beach who surfs, writes, is one of two managing editors at Bank-Heavy Press and occasionally gets poems published. His first chapbook Dancing with Scissors was released in June 2012.
Gary Imperial has been addicted to verse since way back when. His muse is a pusher of both paper and pen.
Jennifer Martindale is a nerdy thirty something currently residing in Whittier. She loves peanut butter, mutants with heart, and other weird but friendly introverts.”
PJ Santos is une femme est une femme, a devout Francophile whose favorite year of education was spent in the pigeon infested diesel streets of Paris. She emerged from the educational vacuum with a B.A. in Film Studies and Dilettantism from the University of California, Irvine, where she also fed residentially challenged squirrels kale salad and beer.
Daniel McGinn, author of “1000 Black Umbrellas,” is the oldest fart on Write Bloody Press. He started this writing group and he refuses to apologize.
Purchase your very own now! FUCK YEAH!0
Tomorrow come one come all, bring a friend or a foe for the 2nd Annual Beside the City of Angels: A Long Beach Poetry Festival. Our founding editors are all reading along with a metric-fuck-load of other amazingly talented poets! »0
Three days away!0
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