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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.
Awakening the Entrepreneurial Spirit Within by Philip “Sharp Skills” Jacobs You Are the Solution is a call to action for empowerment, a guide for those no longer willing to be spectators in a society desperate for change. Whether you’re building a business, looking to improve your professional or social relationships, or interested in learning how to solve problems on a systemic level, You Are the Solution will equip you with the entrepreneurial mindset necessary to do so. From page one, readers learn to recognize and value their skill sets, harness inner power, execute like their life depends on it, and…
Poems by Kellie Richardson ISBN: 9781733037549 Published: March 1, 2020 What Us Is offers readers a glimpse into the head space of one of Tacoma, Washington’s most respected poets, Kellie Richardson. In her debut poetry collection, Richardson turns herself inside out to let others know they’re not alone.
A collection of poetry, prose, and collage by Kellie Richardson ISBN: 9781733037518 Published: Oct. 17, 2019 In an era of highly curated personas and unrealistic self-expectation, Kellie Richardson offers readers a stunningly honest account of her struggles with identity, relationships, mental health and self-love. The Art of Naming My Pain collects Richardson’s poetry, essays and art as she navigates what it is for a Black, queer, broken women to seek joy in a world that says she doesn’t deserve it.
A poetry collection by Michael Haeflinger ISBN: 9781733037501 Published: Sept. 27, 2019 Whether in the alley, in the woods or out the back door, the poems in Michael Haeflinger’s debut collection create a soundtrack to a world thrumming with unease. They inhabit spaces between stations on the radio dial and ask readers to lean-in and listen for it: the quiet rage building around us. Low Static Rage is a dazzling showcase of Haeflinger’s mastery of form, craft and style.