Learning From My Garden in Four Colors
An essay by Tamiko Nimura
Mid-March 2020, Washington state. Too anxious to even buy seeds. Too soon to plant seeds outside. I remember what I’d started a few years ago: my desktop garden. The ends of romaine heads, the tops of carrots, the bottoms of baby bok choy. Soon I’ve got trays of vegetable scraps on my work desk.
Daughter and granddaughter of immigrants, I begin to “upcycle” (hoard) the plastic clamshell containers for strawberries, the aluminum trays and clear covers that came with our takeout dinners.
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Guess what, friends?! We’re officially halfway to meeting our pre-order goal for Gina Hietpas’ forthcoming, debut poetry book, Terrain! Since we launched the pre-order campaign back in January, we’ve raised half our printing costs for the book! We are incredibly grateful for your show of support through pre-orders and social media love, and we’d like to say: Thank you, truly. This book would not be possible without your support, especially during this emotionally and financially taxing time.
We still have a few months left to go before publication, which is now set for September 10, 2020, and we’re hoping you, dear readers, will continue to support Gina’s work (and the press) by pre-ordering a copy of the book if you haven’t already. If you have, please consider sharing the pre-order information with folks you think would enjoy it.
You can pre-order a copy of Terrain here.
In the meantime, here are a few poems from Terrain, by Gina Hietpas, to get you through this Monday morning. Continue reading Pre-orders & Poems
Did you notice we updated our logo this month?! Doesn’t it look bad-ass AND beautiful??!! Well, we think so! We couldn’t be more delighted with our new logo, which we feel reflects our content and style much more than its (still lovely) predecessor.
We made the logo shift earlier this month, after becoming completely obsessed with the graphic, cheeky and modern artwork by local graphic designer and artist Zach curtis (IG @zzzcurtis). Zach not only created a new logo for us, but was kind enough to drop a whole suite of images for us to use, as well! You can find them sprinkled around the site, on our social media profiles, and on our forthcoming titles. For the curious at heart, here’s more about Zach and what he does:
Zach Curtis is a multimedia artist from Colorado who has been creating art and media since 2010. Zach graduate from UW Tacoma in 2015 and began working for the University immediately after, running their multimedia lab. Zach tries to create art whenever he can, ranging from animations, videos, and paintings. When the sun’s out, Zach spends all his time and money spray painting stencils on whatever he can. Check out Zach’s artwork on Instagram @zzzcurtis, or take a peek at a few of his cool cool designs below: