Literary arts is just one medium of storytelling, which at the end of the day, is what’s most important to us here at Blue Cactus Press. Along with creating books, we aim to capture storytelling across several different media, including our online Lit Journal, The Prickly Pear Podcast, and recorded events and performances. Check out our offerings – all of which are rooted in literary works – expressed in multimedia, below.

It’s Your Country, Too

With the launch of The Bedouin by Yousef Allouzi and There Are No False Alarms by Samuel Snoek-Brown right around the corner, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to give readers a deeper understanding of the how’s and why’s behind the paired chapbooks and their authors. So, we asked Yousef and Sam to chat with us about their writing, the publishing process, and their relationship as writers and co-conspirators. Enjoy, friends!

Author Interview: Kellie Richardson

We can’t keep Kellie Richardson’s book cover under wraps any longer! It’s too good to keep to ourselves, and the story behind it – and behind Kellie’s creative work in collage – is worth sharing. So, let us introduce you to The Art of Naming My Pain, a collection of prose, poetry and collage by Kellie Richardson.

Online Lit Journal

Written essays, interviews, poems and excerpts from PNW authors whose work we’re crushin’ on, as well as those by BCP affiliated writers.

The Prickly Pear Podcast

Interviews with literary artists and creatives from the Pacific Northwest, hosted by BCP publisher and poet Christina Butcher, and sponsored by

Video-Recorded Events

Video recordings of events, including BCP book launches and curated readings by PNW authors. We’ve only just begun recording events, but will continue to do so moving forward.

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