Friday, July 10, 2009

THG Contributor Publishes Smile Hon #11

Tireless THG contributor, Baltimore man-about-town and SMILE HON publisher WP Tandy is at it again.

Tandy – who has written for the pages of THG on the subjects of Jersey Diners and Ocean City (NJ) – recently published SMILE HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE #11, the latest installment of his award-winning look at Charm City.

In this issue, SIOBHÁN FITZPATRICK plants petunias in Pigtown; LISA SINGER’s anger management reserves the right to refuse service; SOMMER MARSDEN leads the way into temptation; CARYN COYLE turns heads; and PIPPY ROCKWELL considers the sociopolitical ramifications of sex-toy selection, plus a whole lot more.

From the harbor to the hills, the submission-based “Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!” collects the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark: polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool, the poet’s fleeting sentiment captured in both word and snapshot – a slice of Baltimore as told by Baltimore, presented with the time-honored, DIY accessibility of a limited-run, handcrafted zine.

“Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!” is an Eight-Stone Press production and available for purchase locally at Atomic Books, Cyclops Books and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse.

Tandy also has his finger firmly on the pulse of Baltimore's tattooed arm and hosts occasional open mic nights and zine release shindigs. Be sure to check out his blog for the latest details and for info on his Facebook and twitter accounts.

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