Friday, October 25, 2013

Louisiana Calling by Bill Gainer Published Today!

NightBallet Press is very pleased and excited to announce a fantastic new chap of poetry, Louisiana Calling, by Californian Bill Gainer!

Bill Gainer was one of the many exciting poets who visited Cleveland during the Broken Pulpit event back in March of 2013...and he blew the roof off the place when he read!

Louisiana Calling kicks off the third season of NightBallet Press publications, and we couldn't be more thrilled! 

Boasting beautiful cover art by Elizabeth A. Soroka on a tan cardstock cover with a pale slate blue cardstock insert, and with text printed on soft-white cotton paper,  Louisiana Calling  is packed with tasty nuggets of Gainer's wry wisdom and wit.  Here's what others have to say about it:

"Bill Gainer is one of the masters of the short form.  He can remove vital organs from your body and replace them with his vital poetry before you even know they are gone."D. R. Wagner

"Bill is known for his short poems and his sense of humor--he doesn't disappoint with this collection..."A. D. Winans

"Bill Gainer's Louisiana Calling is a zany journey in short sentences that will grab you by your best and worst instincts.  When the wind stops howling, the lights go out, and the moon dances overhead, you need something--a laugh, a smile, a drink, a warning--it's all here in these romantic, lusty, bitchy poems."Ann Menebroker

Gainer is recognized as one of the founding contributors to the modern movement of "After Hours Poetry".  As writer, editor, promoter, publicist and poet, he has read and worked with a wide range of poets and writers from the emerging to the nationally known, including readings on KUSF with punk rocker Patti Smith and performances with California's Poet Laureate, Al Young.  His work has appeared in The Bukowski Review, The Oregonian, and many others.  A past winner of the San Francisco Beat Museum's Poetry Contest and the Sacramento News and Review's Flash Fiction Contest, he currently edits for the Pen Award winning R. L. Crow Publications and hosts Poetry With Legs in Sacramento, California.

Available today from NightBallet Press for only $5 plus $3 shipping/handling, Louisiana Calling is a both a treasure and a steal!  Order your copy today and see what everyone's raving about!