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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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.

Interview with Johnny No Bueno

Grab a copy of this week’s (January 3rd, 2013) Willamette Week to see our very own Johnny No Bueno on the cover alongside Portland’s new mayor Charlie Hales, Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, and three other very important Portlanders in an issue dedicated to highlighting six key voices found in Portland. We couldn’t be more proud of Johnny.

Johnny’s interview was conducted by Erin Fenner. To read the complete story about all six people and find links to their stories and interviews, click here.

Book Release Party for “We Were Warriors”

On 12/12/12 (Wednesday, December 12th, 2012), Johnny No Bueno and University of Hell Press will be having a book release party at Slabtown (1033 NW 16th Ave, Portland 97209, ph 971-229-1455) celebrating Johnny’s book We Were Warriors. Show begins at 7:00pm and is FREE. There is NO cover, but there will be drink specials.

The evening will be hosted by Brian Tibbets and, besides party boy Johnny, features additional readers including Davey Mac, Leah Noble Davidson, Eirean Bradley, Lindsey Kugler, and Brian Ellis.

Come meet Johnny, congratulate him, buy his book (for only $10), and then make him sign something rude and inappropriate inside.

For more information, CLICK HERE.