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
Click the link below for all the happy hour details. Todd Cirillo, Wolfgang Carstens and William Taylor Jr. will also be featured at the New Orleans Poetry Festival on Saturday April 20th.
Six Ft. Swells Press presents an evening of true After-Hours poetry. Todd Cirillo, Wolfgang Carstens and William Taylor Jr. perform a high wire act of the heart with drinks in hand, humor and heartbreak in their pocket. The poems will shine under the neons in a place of no last call, open bar tabs and true lies. This is poetry for non-poetry lovers. The event is free, there will be drinks and Poetry will be resurrected this Good Friday.
On Good Friday, April 19th at 9pm, in the French Quarter, Six Ft. Swells Press presents an evening of true After-Hours poetry. Todd Cirillo, Wolfgang Carstens and William Taylor Jr. perform a high wire act of the heart with drinks in hand, humor and heartbreak in their pocket. The poems will shine under the neons in a place of no last call, open bar tabs and true lies. This is poetry for non-poetry lovers. The event is free, there will be drinks and Poetry will be resurrected this Good Friday. This is how Friday nights are meant to be; a show of international and epic proportions. Click the link to go to the event page for poet bios etc or just see the information below for details.
Mardi Gras was a champion time of parades, parties and best friend good times which rolled right into St. Patrick's Day festivities of more parades, parties and catching cabbages which danced right into Super Sunday and the exquisite, and only in New Orleans, Mardi Gras Indians in their so pretty suits and throughout that time there were photographs and inspirations but not so much poetry but that is about to change my friends...the poets, publishers and pirates of Six Ft. Swells Press have spent the last year planning, plotting, reconfiguring and readying the next After-Hour adventures on the dark seas of poetry.
We begin with our new website, where all things Six Ft. Swells and After-Hours will reside. Please sign up to receive our newsletter regarding upcoming book releases, calls for submissions, buying books, upcoming readings, links we love, videos, poems, stories and other weirdness. We have worked hard to create the website and get the word out and appreciate your support and presence at the party.
Spring is the appropriate time to launch this website, after all we are children of the sun, happiest with water all around us or our toes in the warm sand of a faraway place where only the sound of birds, dolphins and rum bottles rule. We have exciting projects planned with the press and would love to have you onboard. Six Ft. Swells Press will continue to seek out and present you the most accessible, funny, heartbreaking, concise, adventurous After-Hours poetry written today. Poetry for non-poetry lovers, poetry for soccer moms, poetry for back-alley brawls, poetry for Saturday picnics, last call poetry, bail money poetry, poetry for truck stops, poetry to break up or hook up to, poetry you can understand, poetry you can fall in love with, road trip poetry, no dictionary required poetry, lay your head on a shoulder poetry, slow dance in the lowlight poetry, poetry for pirates.
So explore the site, check out the poems, videos and buy some books, they make wonderful gifts for any reason at all. The highest compliment you can give is to support small presses and poets. Each poet that Six Ft. Swells has been honored to publish the poets are top-shelf. This we promise or the next round is on us.
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The Good Times Have Arrived,
Todd Cirillo, Editor, Cruise Director