Johnny No Bueno’s Book “We Were Warriors” Cover Art Preview

We are very excited to provide a sneak peek at the cover art for Johnny No Bueno‘s book We Were Warriors published by University of Hell Press and coming out in stores soon. We will post when and where it will be available. Plus, there will be appearances by Johnny in celebration of its release.

Cover design by McHank.

HERE. Is Here

We are excited to announce that our latest book by Lindsey Kugler, HERE., is now available.

If you live in Portland, you can go to Powell’s Books on Burnside now and get your copy for only $10. It is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Read selections from the book and find links to where you can buy it online HERE.

Stay tuned for upcoming events and appearances.

Interview with Lindsey Kugler

Our very own Lindsey Kugler was interviewed recently by Amy Souza, a student in the IPRC’s Comics Certificate Program. The IPRC is the Independent Publishing Resource Center located in Portland, Oregon and has been in operation since 1998. According to the IPRC’s website, their mission is to “facilitate creative expression, identity and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork.”

Lindsey completed her book HERE. as a student of the IPRC’s Certificate Program in Independent Publishing. Her interview provides insights into her journey and her process.

To read the complete interview, click HERE.

Lindsey Kugler’s Book “HERE.” Cover Art Preview

We are very excited to provide a sneak peek at the cover art for Lindsey Kugler‘s book HERE. published by University of Hell Press and coming out in stores soon. We will post when and where it will be available. Plus, there will be appearances by Lindsey in celebration of its release.

Cover design by Vince Norris. All photos were taken by Lindsey.

Book Release Party for “the I in team”

On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, Eirean Bradley and University of Hell Press is having a book release party at Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave, Portland 97209 www.backspace.bz 503-248-2900) celebrating Eirean’s book the I in team. Show begins at 7:00pm, suggested donation $5.


Poster Art by Deanna Liceaga

Other performers include: Mike McGee (two-time National Poetry Slam Champion), Matty Byloos (co-founder of Smalldoggies Magazine and reading series), Mindy Nettifee (Write Bloody Press, Author of Rise of The Trust Fall), Robyn Bateman (2011 Portland Poetry Slam City Champ), Will Stanford, Ansel Appleton, Laura Houlberg, and more.

Come meet the man himself, Eirean Bradley, in person, buy his book, and make him sign it.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

“the I in team” Now Available

We are excited to announce that our latest book by Eirean Bradley, the I in team, is now available.

If you live in Portland, you should plan to attend Eirean’s book release party at Backspace on Tuesday night, January 31st, 2012. Eirean will be reading, selling, and signing his books there. Additional performers and at least one band will also be participating in the celebration.

If you are unable to attend, you can go to Powell’s Books on Burnside NOW and get your copy.

Read selections from the book and find out where you can buy it online HERE.

Interview with Eirean Bradley

by Johnny No Bueno

I was asked by Greg Gerding to interview Eirean Bradley for the new University of Hell Press website. I jumped at the chance, because not only do I consider Eirean Bradley to be one of my close friends, he is also one of the few people in this town whom I trust and whose viewpoints I highly respect. The first time I performed at the Portland Poetry Slam, not without my own major misgivings of slam poetry in general, Bradley complimented my work and made me feel very welcome. He was actually the only person who talked to me that night. So I kept going back to the slam and getting more and more involved in what was going on. The relationships I most cherish these days have all been fostered at the Portland Poetry Slam, and it is hard for me to separate the slam from Eirean. He is also the person closest to my age and subculture, which really helps a 30something feel comfortable in such a youth-driven culture.

Being overwhelmed as a 31-year-old man, with what being in school for the first time in 19 years can be, I dragged myself from bed and came down to Backspace, the coffeeshop in Portland, Oregon where we have the Poetry Slam, to meet Eirean for the interview maybe 30 minutes after waking up on a long overdue Saturday. When I got down here, Eirean took me outside and told me how the night prior he woke up in the middle of the night which such intense chest pains, he eventually went to the hospital with fear it was a heart attack. Come to find out he has three ulcers. And here was this champ, who is a dear friend of mine, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for our interview.

Eirean’s stubborn bullheadedness might come off unsettling to some, but the growing number of poets in the vibrant Portland poetry community is a testament to this man’s drive and determination to create a space for everyone. He may not be appreciated by everyone, but if they come to the Portland Poetry Slam, they are taking direct benefit of what Eirean has done for this town, and for the Portland Poetry Slam, after taking it over, around two years ago. One would be amazed at our weekly, hundred-plus crowd, one of the biggest in the world, if they were told it is only two years old. Somebody is putting a lot of hours in, behind the scenes, to create such a welcoming and vibrant weekly event. Here he is:

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