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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…

  • Protected: “Reflecting Our Whole Selves” Poetry Workshop

    Protected: “Reflecting Our Whole Selves” Poetry Workshop

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  • 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,…

  • December 30th: We Need a Reckoning Virtual Book Launch

    December 30th: We Need a Reckoning Virtual Book Launch

    Join Blue Cactus Press in celebrating the publication of We Need a Reckoning, an anthology of creative writing by women and non-binary people of color of the greater Tacoma area! We’re celebrating the arrival of this stellar collection of poems, memoir and essays on Thursday, December 30th, at 7PM via zoom.

  • Orca Books Poetry Reading

    Orca Books and Blue Cactus Press held a night of poetry featuring three BCP authors and poets on November 18th, 2021. Our phenomenal readers included Robert Lashley, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Gina Hietpas! Each of the poets reads poems from their latest poetry collections, all of which examine themes of our ever-evolving identities and relationships…

  • Green River Valley Book Launch

    Green River Valley Book Launch

    Robert Lashley’s book launch for Green River Valley was powerful and surprisingly emotional (in positive ways), thanks to Robert, who shared his poems and experience in the editorial process, and guests Jodi Poorwill, Graham Isaac, and Kellie Richardson!  Watch the video below, then scroll down for some cool BONUS CONTENT from Robert! BONUS CONTENT: 10 Books…

  • Lie Your Ass Off: A Poetry Workshop With Michael Haeflinger

    Lie Your Ass Off: A Poetry Workshop With Michael Haeflinger

    There’s an art to lying in poetry. In this workshop, participants looked at instances of hyperbole and interpretation, but also at examples of flat-out making stuff up in service of a great poetic Truth. Under the tutelage of poet and educator Michael Haeflinger, participants wrote poem drafts examining notions of truth and fiction.  Hit play…

  • BCP Fall Reading

    BCP Fall Reading

    For those who couldn’t make it to our Fall Reading, never fear: we recorded the full event! You can now enjoy it at your convenience! Our reading lineup was made up of authors whose non-fiction writing graced our pages (and screens) earlier this summer. The lineup included Yousef Allouzi, Gina Hietpas, Tamiko Nimura, and Samuel…

  • NEW Call for Submissions

    Hello, readers and writers! We wanted to share some BIG news! Blue Cactus Press is now accepting submissions from Women of Color (gender non-conforming and women identifying individuals of Color included) for an anthology of non-fiction creative writing highlighting and uplifting the voices of Women of Color (WoC) in the greater Tacoma area. The anthology…