Six Ft. Swells Press presents an evening of pleasurable punches to the heart, open bar tabs and barstool kisses under the guise of poetry. Join us for a good time with poems for non-poetry lovers; pirates, bowling enthusiasts, college dropouts, MFA candidates, soccer moms, sinners, sapiosexuals, sasquatch seekers, sex fiends, wanderers, truckers, poets, perverts, punk rockers, beach bums, bartenders, bastards and the brokenhearted, music lovers, hustlers, harlots & other hopeless romantics. All are welcome. Event is free.
JULIE VALIN is a literary harlot and a professional collector and styler of books on her nightstand. She has been writing poetry since AC/DC was played at school dances, and her work has appeared in numerous publications and collections, including Gasconade Review, Red Fez, Chiron Review, and the Punk Rock Chapbook series by Epic Rites Press. Her most recent book of poetry- Songs for Ghosts - was released in April 2022 by Meadowlark Press. She lives in the foothills of Northern California.
WILLIAM TAYOR JR. lives and writes in San Francisco. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, and a volume of fiction. His work has been published widely in journals across the globe, including Rattle, The New York Quarterly, and The Chiron Review. He was a recipient of the 2013 Kathy Acker Award, and edited Cocky Moon: Selected Poems of Jack Micheline (Zeitgeist Press, 2014). Pretty Things to Say, (Six Ft. Swells Press, 2020) is his latest collection of poetry. A new collection is forthcoming from Roadside Press.
MATT AMOTT is a poet, musician and photographer who rambles around the Pacific Northwest. He is co-founder of Six Ft. Swells Press and has been published in numerous collections as well as three books of his own, THE COAST IS CLEAR (Six Ft. Swells Press), GET WELL SOON and THE MEMORY OF HER (both by Epic Rites Press). He can be reached at email@example.com and purchases can be made at Amazon and www.sixftswellspress.com
TODD CIRILLO was born of bastard lineage. He has many books and misdemeanors. His latest book is, Kisses From A Straight Razor (Epic Rites Press). Todd is co-founder and editor of Six Ft. Swells Press. His poems have appeared in numerous national and international literary journals, magazines and on cocktail napkins everywhere. Todd lives in New Orleans, Louisiana where he seeks out shiny moments and strange wisdom. He can be found at www.toddcirillo.com