Book Release Party for “Poetic Scientifica”

This Wednesday, June 19th, 2013, Leah Noble Davidson and University of Hell Press will be having a book release party at Circa 33 (3348 SE Belmont Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214) celebrating Leah’s book Poetic Scientifica.

Show begins at 7:30pm. Books are $10. Credit cards accepted.

The evening will be hosted by Johnny No Bueno and features Brian S. Ellis, Tommy Gaffney, Robyn Bateman, Carrie Seitzinger, and musical guest Robert Duncan Gray.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Interview with Calvero

by Johnny No Bueno

When I was asked to interview Calvero, after the release of someday i’m going to marry Katy Perry by University of Hell Press, I hadn’t read his book yet. I had been given a copy but it got lost under a stack of homework and a pile of exorcised energy drink cans. So I dug out the barely soiled book and began to read it. At first, I was baffled that it had been published. It seemed to have been written from a child’s point of view, with very little bearing on larger poetics. But then I saw it. I saw Calvero’s style, his voice, and his intentions. I saw that I was in the presence of something new and quite brilliant.

I wanted my interview to highlight Calvero’s playful expression, maybe with iPhone text bubble chat or Skype. Unfortunately, neither of us were mechanically or technologically equipped to figure out how to do any of that, so I just emailed him the questions and let him at it.

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Interview with Stephen M. Park

by Johnny No Bueno

When I saw the cover of High & Dry by Stephen M. Park, I had a feeling the book was going to become a body of work of some note (or, rather, legend). When I spoke to Greg Gerding about the new mysterious author on his book label, University of Hell Press, he became very animated and excited. If such an up-and-coming publisher as Gerding gets that excited about a book that he is putting out, then it is definitely something I need to take notice of! So, as the curator of reading series Them’s Fightin’ Words, I asked Gerding if he could hook me up with Mr. Park to be one of my feature readers. The affirmative response was quick. Apparently, this was the first time 65-year-old Park had ever read. So, before the reading, Park and I had an opportunity to discuss our distaste for e-books, cell phones, videos games, and computers.

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An Evening with University of Hell Press

TONIGHT! (April 4th, 2013)

Spend an evening with University of Hell Press at Powell’s on Hawthorne (3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97214). Starts at 7:30pm and is FREE.

University of Hell Press founder Greg Gerding shares stories about the press and UHell’s authors Eirean Bradley, Stephen M. Park, Leah Noble Davidson, and Brian S. Ellis read selections from their books. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Book Release Party for “HERE.”

On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, Lindsey Kugler and University of Hell Press will be having a book release party at the IPRC (1001 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97202) celebrating Lindsey’s book HERE. Show begins at 7:00pm and is FREE.

The evening will be hosted by Greg Gerding and features musical improv by Sara Renberg, tarot for tips by E.D. Hall of Backtalk, and readings by Justin Hocking, A.M. O’Malley, Johnny No Bueno, Chloe Caldwell, Liz Moyer, and Lindsey Kugler herself.

Books will be available. Get yours! For more information, CLICK HERE.

“American Dust Revisited” Now Available

Our latest book by Brian S. Ellis, American Dust Revisited, is now available. Read selections from the book and find out where you can buy it online HERE.

Next week, we will be supplying Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, and St. Johns Booksellers with copies so you can get yours directly through them at a discounted price.

Interior illustrations by Susannah Kelly.

Stay tuned for news regarding an upcoming book release party.

“someday i’m going to marry Katy Perry” Now Available

Our latest book by Calvero, someday i’m going to marry Katy Perry, is now available. Read selections from the book and find out where you can buy it online HERE.

In the next few weeks, we will be supplying Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, and St. Johns Booksellers with copies so you can get yours directly through them at a discounted price.

Cover art and interior illustrations by Nation of Amanda.

Brian S. Ellis’s Book “American Dust Revisited” Cover Art Preview

Also! Check out a sneak peek at the cover art for Brian S. Ellis’s book American Dust Revisited published by University of Hell Press and coming soon. We will post when and where it will be available, we know you cannot wait!

Cover photo by the author; cover design by Vince Norris.