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  • May Updates: Book Launches, Tote Bags & Markets

    Hello dear Patron supporters! I wanted to take a quick moment to update you all on some new developments and upcoming events! First, we’re offering our first ever swag item: tote bags! Head to our website to purchase one so you can carry all your books in style.  Next, BCP will be selling books, letterpress…

  • Take the Survey

    Hello everyone! Our staff here at Blue Cactus Press want to know what types of books, workshops, and member perks YOU want to see from the press over the next few years! Take our (short and easy) survey to let us know what fills your cup! 

  • We Need a Reckoning Book Launch

    We Need a Reckoning Book Launch

    On December 30, 2021, we had the pleasure of launching one of our biggest book projects to date: We Need a Reckoning: Poetry, essays, and memoir by Women and Non-binary People of Color of the Tacoma, Washington region, edited by Gloria Joy Kazuko Muhammad. We held a virtual book launch and reading in which over…

  • Protected: “Reflecting Our Whole Selves” Poetry Workshop

    Protected: “Reflecting Our Whole Selves” Poetry Workshop

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  • An Offering: “Cradle” by Christina Vega

    Hello, readers and writers! I hope this afternoon finds you dozing in a hammock or sipping hot coffee and eating crumbly cake in the afternoon light. I hope you are rested. I wish you peace of mind as the year yawns itself awake. I wanted to take a moment to say welcome to our new…

  • January 7th: Town Hall Seattle ft. We Need a Reckoning

    January 7th: Town Hall Seattle ft. We Need a Reckoning

    Head to Town Hall Seattle for an evening of readings and discussions surrounding We Need a Reckoning, edited by gloria joy kazuko muhammad. The evening includes a panel discussion moderated by Blue Cactus Press publisher Christina Vega, contributors Krista Pérez, Katharine Threat, Lydia K. Valentine, and Jesi Hanley Vega. The authors will discuss their work,…

  • December 30th: We Need a Reckoning Virtual Book Launch

    December 30th: We Need a Reckoning Virtual Book Launch

    Join Blue Cactus Press in celebrating the publication of We Need a Reckoning, an anthology of creative writing by women and non-binary people of color of the greater Tacoma area! We’re celebrating the arrival of this stellar collection of poems, memoir and essays on Thursday, December 30th, at 7PM via zoom.

  • Hello & Welcome

    We are delighted you made it here, to our patreon subscription page! We hope you’ll consider signing up to become a member/patron of Blue Cactus Press! Every subscription helps us keep our doors open, books printing, and the creative team making art. 

  • Red Earth Book Launch & Reading

    Red Earth Book Launch & Reading

    On November 3, Blue Cactus Press and readers in the U.S. and Singapore all hopped on zoom to celebrate the official launch of her debut poetry collection, Red Earth. The event kicked off with a few words from the publishers of Blue Cactus Press and Pagesetters, whom collaborated over an ocean to bring this incredible…

  • Orca Books Poetry Reading

    Orca Books and Blue Cactus Press held a night of poetry featuring three BCP authors and poets on November 18th, 2021. Our phenomenal readers included Robert Lashley, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Gina Hietpas! Each of the poets reads poems from their latest poetry collections, all of which examine themes of our ever-evolving identities and relationships…