12 / 01 / 11
PUSH CART PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Just in time for the deadline (even though we decided on these a few months back anyway). All of Barge Press’ nominations for this year’s Pushcart Prize come from #1. Sure, we only had one issue this year, but it gave us more than plenty great pieces to choose from. So because people like to see their names mentioned, here you have our nominations for the Pushcart, as well as our two Barka Award winners (the pieces we felt best exemplified Barge-ness)
“The Fat Lady’s Suicide” by Thomas O’Connell
“Girls Who Look the Other Way” by Neila Mezynski
“L-Dawg and the Mofos: A Creation Story” by Bob Shar
“A Sandwich and the Heart of the Story” by Colin Winnette
“Two Bits” by Yarrow Paisley
“476 Points” by Andrew Borgstrom
“China” by Paul Kavanagh
“Haggling the Mall” by Gregg Williard
Of course, if you think you’re ready for this jelly, you’ll have to get your hands on a copy of Barge Journal #1 to see just how good these dudes are. You’ll probably even find pieces you like much more than these, but, hey, you’re not the one doing the nominations, now are you.
11 / 29 / 11
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who made it out for our release party on Saturday. It was a fantastic time with a phenomenal turnout. Especially thanks to the bands (Expensive Shit, Trogpite, Raw Blow, and ELQ), the DJ’s (Harry Lurker, Matt McDermott) and, as always, our lovely de facto mascot Daddy the Clown. Does anyone have pictures? Please post em.
While we’re at it, check out the new Bigger Barge blog posting, Pen Names and More Killing the Author.
12 / 12 / 11
BARGE JOURNAL #1 RELEASE PARTY
Are you in/near Pittsburgh?
Do you like cool bands and killer lit and fun parties with hot (gender-neutral-usage) babes? Shhhh, of course you do.
Come to Brillobox, Saturday Nov. 26th at 8pm!
$8 at the door gets you a copy of Barge#1 and a few hours of the rock and roll music. (we'll post the complete lineup once we get the gig posters in)