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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 .
Edited by Irene Chandia Sarasate, José A. Fernández Martínez, & Irati Martinez Larumbe Publication Date: 2018 Publisher: Frontera Bilingual Literary Magazine The second issue of Frontera Bilingual Literary Magazine with over 30 artists from Portland, Madrid, and around the world. Printed in Portland in 2018 and launched in Madrid at Desperate Literature.
Edited by Irene Chandia Sarasate & Irati Martinez Larumbe Publication Date: 2021 Publisher: Frontera Bilingual Literary Magazine The third issue of Frontera Bilingual Literary Magazine, this edition features creative writing , photograph, art, and essays from over 35 artists from Portland, Madrid, and around the world. Printed in Portland, this volume earned a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland in 2021.
Poetry, essays, and memoir by Women of Color of the Tacoma, Washington region Edited by gloria joy kazuko muhammad Publication Date: Dec 16, 2021 ISBN: 9781736820919 We Need a Reckoning is a deeply powerful collection of poetry, essays and memoir by women and non-binary people of color in the Tacoma, Washington area. Organized into five parts – wind, soil, water, sky, and breath – and featuring creative writing by thirty-one contributors, the collection is simultaneously a rallying cry for the land and people we build our homes in; a spell for strength and safe passage through tribulation; and a celebration…
Poems by Esther Vincent Xueming Publication Date: September 16, 2021 ISBN: 9781736820902 Pages: 98 Red Earth is an ecofeminist poetry collection offering meditations on place and the making of home amid the ever-increasing racket of society. It embodies a new planetary politics of making kin with plants, animals, the elements, and landscapes to find hope and healing in a time of state-sanctioned violence against the land and by proxy, its peoples. It is an ecofeminist act of solidarity with marginalized others and an artifact of social and environmental activism. Readers in Asia can order Red Earth here.
Poems by Robert Lashley ISBN: 9781733037587 Pub Date: June 2021 Green River Valley, Robert Lashley’s third poetry collection, is an unapologetic and harrowing look at gentrification, racism, and personal and collective loss in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. With each poem, Lashley asks readers to bear witness to his lived experiences there and to honor the people, places and memories that shaped him alongside the city we know today. Readers will leave this book asking, how do we build and honor a city’s legacy, and what part did we take in that journey?
Moss-Covered Claws, the debut short story collection from fantasy author Jonah Barnett, is filled with tales of anxiety-feeding demons, anti-fascists that travel dimensions, and the vengeful spirits of dead seabirds. In this expanded and updated 3rd edition, Barnett mashes dreams and reality together in 11 macabre tales of speculative fiction. Readers will enjoy a foreword by Laura Stanfill, the publisher at Forest Avenue Press and a successful PNW author, a readers guide, and a letter from Blue Cactus Press publisher Christina Vega. Most importantly, Barnett offers readers a fresh, cheeky voice to Queer fiction and fantasy, delivered in this multiverse…
Poems by Gina Hietpas ISBN: 9781733037556 Pub Date: Sep. 10, 2020 In her debut poetry collection, Terrain, self-taught poet and educator Gina Hietpas offers readers a way to return to the land with care and dignity. Drawing from a deep well of personal observation, connection and participation with the natural world, Hietpas’ poems explore themes of allyship, care, and ultimately, healing.