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by Marilyn Freeman Published by The 3rd Thing In this fragmentary and fluent little gem, writer and time-based artist Marilyn Freeman offers up their own contemplative practice of dowsing for and creating “opportune moments” of insight and healing. With humor and humility, Freeman reveals their innovative approach to making video essays, a process developed over years of art-making, study and personal searching—a process of waking up again and again to the extraordinary possibilities hidden in everyday existence.
A Novel by Jennifer Calkins Published by The 3rd Thing Fugitive Assemblage is lyric noir. It takes place in California in 1983. A woman pulls an IV out of her arm, walks out of the hospital and starts driving north. She is bleeding and nauseous and ever aware that there is something in the trunk of her car that is rotting. It is only after she makes her way through Big Sur and Monterey, over the mountains and into the Central Valley, that she discovers where to bury the body, so to speak.
For nearly thirty years, Tana McCabe has been trapped in suspended animation, just like the beetle encased in resin she wears around her neck. But one warm, summer night, on a remote stretch of highway in Montana, Tana unexpectedly breaks free from the expectations draped over her by her swiftly unraveling family and conservative hometown politics. Tana, a white woman, falls in love with Colette Little Crow. Her coming out as a late-blooming Gay woman is messy, painful, and full of fumbles only surpassed by those of her evolving family. Set on the slopes of the continental divide, in a…
Carry your books with a Blue Cactus Press tote bag! This bag was designed by creative partner and designer Knic Pfost, using the BCP logo, which was created by Zach Curtis. Snag this limited edition, navy blue, 100% cotton tote bag while they last!
From the page to the wall. “Directions for Companion,” a poem written by Blue Cactus Press publisher and poet Christina Vega, is now available as a handmade letterpress print, created in collaboration between Frontera literary magazine and letterpress printer Daniela del Mara .