Full length collection, All the Tiny Anchors, by Sarah Thursday. 110 pages, perfect bound book, with cover art by Esmeralda Villalobos. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach. View sample poems on SarahThursday.com.
“Sarah Thursday’s poems feel personal, as though we’re standing at her lighted windows—intimate glimpses of the poet’s heart, its vulnerabilities, its scars. The colors of her journey: green jealousy and red surrender, black loneliness, the bruised purple of longing: “It’s not his tongue,/ or its softness, but/ the fullness of my mouth/ at its opening.” The dark gray of ache: “Lie to my body, if need be until/ I don’t need to remember why.” And love, the sum of all colors. These poems are honest, real, and rich in image and introspection. They keep us at her window until long past midnight.” —Ricki Mandeville, A Thin Strand of Lights
Unanchored is a poetry chapbook by Sarah Thursday. It was the first one made after a 12-year hiatus. 27 pages, perfect bound. Cover art by Esmeralda Villalobos. View sample poems at SarahThursday.com. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“Sarah, with a Picasso heart, is a woman who counts kisses as currency. She’s old enough to know the politics behind buying a bed that’s big enough for two; she speaks from the heart and chooses to write love poems anyway.” -Daniel McGinn, 1000 Black Umbrellas
Rampant is the debut chapbook by Nancy Lynée Woo. 22 pages, perfect bound, with cover art by Fernando Gallegos. Her first chapbook of poetry performs an exploration of cultural identity, the nature of love, and the anxiety of existence in a range of poetic forms.
“I’ve been told Nancy writes poems.” -Anonymous
View sample poems at CadenceCollective.net. Second printing available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
Raquel Reyes-Lopez is a fresh twenty-something-year-old Gemini and co-host of Moon Pixel monthly reading series at Half Off Books. She is assistant editor of CadenceCollective.net and many Sadie Girl Press publications. She has had poems published with Rattle, Bank Heavy-Press, Cadence Collective, East Jasmine Review, River’s Voice, Kleft Jaw Press, Poetry in Motion, and San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly. She also has work in Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity. Her debut chapbook, Born to Electrify, is published by Sadie Girl Press. Follow her on WordPress.
Nancy Lynée Woo has been writing poems since she was 8 years old but is only recently out of denial that she does in fact write poems. (She does in fact write poems!) She is so fortunate to have found a lovely poetry home in Long Beach, CA with the fine folks of the Poetry Lab. She’s been a featured reader with Rose Writers of Amherst Writers & Artists, the Poetry Lab and the Pondwater Society. Her chapbook, Rampant, published by SGP in 2014, is now in its second print run. Recently, she has fulfilled her dream of running a press dedicated to social justice called Lucid Moose Lit. She has poetry included in Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two and is the co-editor of Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, and Like A Girl: The Pre-Show! and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity.You can follow her on Twitter @fancifulnance.
Photo by Mick Victor
Sarah Thursday is a music obsessed, Long Beach poetry and arts advocate. In addition to writing poetry, she designs and publishes books, hosts readings, workshops, and a poetry book club. She has run a website called CadenceCollective.net, co-hosted a monthly reading with G. Murray Thomas, and runs Sadie Girl Press as a way to help publish local and emerging poets and artists. She has been published in many fine journals and anthologies and received a 2017 Best of the Net nomination for “To the Men who told me my Love was not enough.” Her chapbooks, Seventeen Poems Not About a Lover, Unanchored, and The Unnamed Algorithm, and her full-length collections, All the Tiny Anchors and Conversations with Gravel are all available at the Sadie Girl Press Bookstore. She also is the editor of Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends, and Incandescent Mind, as well as the co-editor of Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, Like A Girl: The Pre-Show! and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity. Follow her at SarahThursday.com or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.