POETRY READING CRINNIN, COLLINS, IRWIN
7pm October 29th @ The White Whale (formerly East End Book Exchange)
4754 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Poetry reading by Gerry Crinnin, Kris Collins, & Jason Irwin. Mad Scientist Scott Silsbe will MC. Party to follow at 131 Edgewood Avevue Apt S4.
Winner of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for creative & scholarly activity, Gerry Crinnin’s most recent collection Haiku to the Chief, was published earlier this year by Ghost City Press. Other publications include Neighbors North & False Shuffles & the Disappearing Ace. When not busy teaching at Jamestown Community College’s North County Campus in Dunkirk, NY, this former jazz singer and US Navy DJ in Antarctica, spends his time communing with the wild life in his back yard and visiting thrift shops, in search of overlooked treasures.
After a successful career as an international playboy & saboteur, poet, critic, and bookseller Kris Collins, Pittsburgh’s own Renaissance man, founded Low Ghost Press & Coleridge Street Books. He is the author of six collections of poetry including Pittsburgh Welcomes You, and Local Conditions, as well as the forthcoming Salsa Night at the Hilo Town Tavern (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2017). When he isn’t writing he enjoys eating glue, robbing banks, and the occasional quiet night at home with his wife and cats.
Jason Irwin enjoys a moderate amount of celebrity as a Dustin Hoffman look-a-like. When he is not holed up in his apartment drunk calling politians and friends, he writes the occasional poem. He is the author of A Blister of Stars (Low Ghost, 2016), Watering the Dead and the chapbooks Where You Are & Some Days It's A Love Story.