Resurrecting poetry one sip at a time

April 19th 2019

Free Event at 9:00 pm

806 North Rampart Street
Above Mister Gregory's

Six Ft. Swells Press presents an evening of true After-Hours poetry. Todd Cirillo, Wolfgang Carstens and William Taylor Jr. perform a high wire act of the heart with drinks in hand, humor and heartbreak in their pocket. The poems will shine under the neons in a place of no last call, open bar tabs and true lies. This is poetry for non-poetry lovers. The event is free, there will be drinks and Poetry will be resurrected this Good Friday.

The Poets

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Todd Cirillo

New Orleans, Louisiana

Todd Cirillo was born of bastard lineage. He enjoys cocktails and weirdness under the neons. Todd is editor of Six Ft. Swells Press and has had many books published in addition to being a pirate. He is widely known for his poetry performances and record of establishments mysteriously shutting down following said performances. You can find out more about Todd at and 


Wolfgang Carstens

Alberta Canada

Wolfgang Carstens lives in Canada with his wife, five kids, grandson, dog, mortgage and death. His poetry is printed on the backs of unpaid bills. More information at

William Taylor Jr. 

San Francisco, California

William Taylor Jr. lives and writes in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.  He is the author of numerous books of poetry, and a volume of fiction. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was a recipient of the 2013 Kathy Acker Award. He edited Cockymoon: Selected Poems of Jack Micheline, published by Zeitgeist Press in 2017. From the Essential Handbook on Making it to the Next Whatever is his latest collection of poetry.


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Many thanks to Mister Gregory's for use of their space and for always supporting local artists in the community. 

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This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers, thanks to a grant from the Hearst Foundations.