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  • Cover Reveal: Where Rivers Change Direction by L. Bundrock

    We’d like to introduce you to the official cover of L. Bundrock’s forthcoming novel, Where Rivers Change Direction. This stellar cover was designed by creative partner and graphic designer Knic Pfost. Here’s what the author has to say about the book design process: “The recipe followed to cook-up the cover design for Where Rivers Change…

  • We Need a Reckoning Book Launch

    We Need a Reckoning Book Launch

    On December 30, 2021, we had the pleasure of launching one of our biggest book projects to date: We Need a Reckoning: Poetry, essays, and memoir by Women and Non-binary People of Color of the Tacoma, Washington region, edited by Gloria Joy Kazuko Muhammad. We held a virtual book launch and reading in which over…

  • January 7th: Town Hall Seattle ft. We Need a Reckoning

    January 7th: Town Hall Seattle ft. We Need a Reckoning

    Head to Town Hall Seattle for an evening of readings and discussions surrounding We Need a Reckoning, edited by gloria joy kazuko muhammad. The evening includes a panel discussion moderated by Blue Cactus Press publisher Christina Vega, contributors Krista Pérez, Katharine Threat, Lydia K. Valentine, and Jesi Hanley Vega. The authors will discuss their work,…

  • Hybrid Poetry by Ching-In Chen

    Hello, dear readers! This month, we’re excited to bring you hybrid poems from one of our favorite writers in Washington state: Ching-In Chen. Ching-In Chen is a genderqueer Chinese American hybrid writer, community organizer and teacher. They are author of The Heart’s Traffic and recombinant (winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry)…

  • Therapy Isn’t A Death Sentence with Robert Lashley

    Therapy Isn’t A Death Sentence with Robert Lashley

    It’s been a contemplative spring, friends, one as heavy with emotional processing as the branches of a flowering peony bush (you know, the ones near Chinese Reconciliation Park in Tacoma, with milky-white flowers larger than our fists and a melancholy that drags at the bush). We’ve been absorbed with emotional processing all year, it seems,…

  • Find Our Books in Seattle

    We’re UBER EXCITED to announce our expanded distribution into the Seattle book market! You can now find Blue Cactus Press books at Open Books and Third Place Books. More specifically, you’ll find: Still Clutching Maps by Christina Butcher at Open Books: A Poem Emporium There Is No Other Way to Worship Them by Samuel Snoek-Brown at…

  • Experimental Artist & Library Gangster, Nicole McCarthy

    Experimental Artist & Library Gangster, Nicole McCarthy

    Put down the holiday cookies and pick up your headphones, friends, because we snagged an exclusive podcast interview with experimental artist Nicole McCarthy! Nicole is from the pacific northwest. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. Her work has been performed and encountered through installation pieces throughout Seattle & Tacoma. In this episode,…