Pushcart Nominations 2015

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It’s been a wonderful and productive year at Sadie Girl Press! In the last 12 months, we have published 2 anthologies, 1 full-length collection, 6 chapbooks, 1 art book, and 1 limited edition CD/chapbook. We have 2 more chapbooks in production and a special new project on the horizon for 2016.

To recognize the incredible talent that have made this incredible year, we have selected the following poems for a Pushcart Nomination:

  • JL Martindale’s “Rewrite My Sorrow” from The Bottle & the Boot
  • Daniel McGinn’s “The Eye Sees What It Wants to See” from The Bottle & the Boot
  • JD Isip’s “How to Cook with Government Cheese” from Pocketing Feathers
  • Robin Steere Axworthy’s “Mother 2” from Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends
  • Terry Ann Wright’s “Nature Studies” from Nature Studies
  • Raquel Reyes-Lopez’s “No Era La Misma de Antes” from The Language I Was Broken In

The Pushcart Prize is awarded to work published and nominated by small presses and journals in 2015. We wish all of the nominees the best of luck and are honored to have published your work. Thank you to everyone who contributed to all of our projects this year, be it poetry, art, or even just support.

Nature Studies

Available Now, Poetry Chapbooks, Terry Ann Wright

Debut chapbook, Nature Studies by Terry Ann Wright. 45 pages, perfect bound, 6×6 inches. Illustrated with Victorian style scientific drawings to compliment her biting poems. Available through Sadie Girl Press BookstoreHalf Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

“Each poem in these “Nature Studies” is a precise scalpel of human relationships. We could say that this book is an anatomy/botany/cartography of attraction and rejection, of desire and oblivion. The poems are complex, vocative (many of them built in the “you” voice), rich in sound, piercing. The author exercises a sort of contemporary, Victorian contention to fully explore passion, disorder. It is in this movement between exposure and form where the pages of this book breathe, come to life. The reader hears echoes of William Blake (“The Sick Rose”) and Emily Dickinson (“Started Early-Took My Dog”) but most of all, we hear the distinctive voice of Terry Ann Wright–daring, unapologetic.” ~Mariano Zaro, author of Tres letras/Three Letters

First Fridays Uptown Village Market on December 4th & 5th

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On December 4th & 5th, Sadie Girl Press will be joining Lucid Moose Lit for the bi-annual Uptown Village Market at the Expo Center in Bixby Knolls. Beginning with the monthly First Fridays event from 6-9 pm, and continuing on Saturday, December 5th from 11-5, we will have a table set up in the Expo Center with our books to sell, information about our projects, and clothing collection drive for a local women’s shelter.

On Saturday, from 2-4, we will join liz gonzález of the Uptown Word Reading & Art Series for a special event called “Women Word Workers”, featuring local Long Beach women making an impact in the literacy scene. Nancy Lynée Woo, liz gonzález, and myself, Sarah Thursday, will read our work and share what we are doing for our community. There will also be an open mic for anyone to share a poem, song, story, or other form of expression.

Join us at the Expo Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807, on December 4th & 5th! Follow our Facebook event for more details.

Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends

Art and Poetry Anthologies, Daniel McGinn, Esmeralda Villalobos, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright

 

Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends is a unique collection of poetry and art pairs inspired by the theme of “Then and Now”. 120 pages, perfect bound collection, 50 pairs of work from 45 poets and artists, with cover art by Alyssandra Nighswonger.  Edited by Sarah Thursday, assisted by Terry Ann Wright.

Available through Sadie Girl Press BookstoreHalf Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends is a collection of poetry and art in conversation with the past. Within these pages appear pairs of works, which provide an insight into the growth of the artists and poets as both creators and as people. With contributors both well-known and up-and-coming, this book is a journey through time, through reflections, and through pain. The breadth and depth of the work within will enlighten, delight, and reveal life in all its beautiful glory and harrowing darkness. Come, join the conversation, and discover something new.” ~K. Andrew Turner, Editor of East Jasmine Review

Includes work by Alexis Rhone Fancher, Amélie Frank, Avra Kouffman, Betsy Mars, Beverly M. Collins, Boris Salvador Ingles, Brandon Dumais , Brandon Williams, Brian Christopher Jaime, Brittni Suzanne Plavala, Carla Carlson, Clifton Snider, Daniel McGinn, Erica Brenes, Esmeralda Villalobos, Fernando Gallegos, Frank Kearns, Frank Mundo, G. Murray Thomas, Gerald Locklin, John Guzlowski, Joy Shannon, Judy Barrat, Julie Standig, K. Andrew Turner, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Ken Oddist Jones, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Laryssa Wirstiuk, Lynne Thompson, Marco A. Vasquez, Marcus Clayton, Martin Willitts Jr., Natalie Morales, Robin Dawn Hudechek, Robin Steere Axworthy, Sally Deskins, Sarah Lim, Sarah Thursday, Sharon Elliott, Steven Marr, Suzanne Allen, Teresa Mei Chuc, Terry Ann Wright, and Tobi Alfier.

Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity

Art and Poetry Anthologies, Available Now, Daniel McGinn, Esmeralda Villalobos, JL Martindale, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Nancy Lynée Woo, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright

From our sister press, Lucid Moose Lit, Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity is a 184-page anthology of poetry, prose, and art with over 90 contributors that honor a multiplicity of feminine identities and spark conversation about women’s issues. Edited by Nancy Lynée Woo, Sarah Thursday, and Terry Ann Wright. Available through the Lucid Moose Lit bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

 

Like a Girl: The Pre-Show!

Art and Poetry Anthologies, Available Now, Daniel McGinn, JL Martindale, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Nancy Lynée Woo, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright

Like a Girl: The Pre-Show! from our sister press Lucid Moose Lit, is a 43 page zine with poetry, prose, and art available in a perfect bound, matte cover version and a limited edition stapled, vellum cover version. Packed with stunning visual layout by Debbie Cho, this mini-version of the larger Like a Girl anthology has all unique work centered on the topic of feminine identity. Available at the Lucid Moose Lit bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

Includes work by Alexis Rhone Fancher, Amanda Martin, Angela Moore, Angela Nuñez, Danielle Zamora, Daniell McGinn, Danielle Mitchell, Debbie Cho, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Donna Hilbert, Elaine Mintzer, Ellyn Maybe, Elmast Kozloyan, Emilie Staat, Fernando Gallegos, JL Martindale, Karla Cordero, Keayva Mitchell, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Lee Kottner, Marco A. Vasquez, Nancy Lynée Woo,  Natalie Morales, Raundi Moore-Kondo, Ricki Mandeville, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright, and Toti O’Brien.