Incandescent Mind: Issue Two

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

Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017 is a full-color, 8.5 x 11″ journal of poetry, prose, and art focused on mental and emotional health. From mental illness, physical ailments, death, and loss, to PTSD, body image issues, family dysfunction, and more, 64 authors and artists share their light on what fuels their internal fires. Edited by Sarah Thursday and with additional editorial support from Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Robin Axworthy, Jeri Thompson, Frank Kearns, Clifton Snider, Terry Wright, and Keri McNeley. Available soon through Sadie Girl Press BookstoreHalf Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

“Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017 explores the beauty and grit of the human psyche and what it takes to deal with adversity, to survive, to sometimes admit defeat, to thrive, to heal. This is a collection of joy, sorrow, confusion, and love, but most importantly it is a collection of life, the persistence to exist, and express brightly in a world that often tries to keep the lights dim.” —Karie McNeley, Editor of Bank Heavy Press

“Here, deftly chronicled in poetry, prose, photography, and art, is a stunningly self-aware exposition of our humanity—our fears and failings, broken places, lost loves. Memory and regret. Fragility, and the strength that is its counterpoint. How we feel when life crashes into us, opens its mouth and swallows our dreams. The things we cannot bear, but do. There is commonality and comfort in these pages, the universal balm of shared experience. Hold their insights like a mirror to your life. Open them and find light breaking through.”  —Ricki Mandeville

 

“There is beauty in strength, in fragility, in having the courage to face one’s darkest fears and speak them aloud. Even as thoughts plague us, we construct a paper-thin veneer of normalcy that occasionally catches fire when the mind, furiously incandescent, burns too brightly. Those of us who have felt those flames, those who have fanned or ignited them, realize how precious it is when everything burns away, leaving nothing but truth. This second volume of Incandescent Mind fuses art with words which, together, burn more brightly.” —Sander Roscoe Wolff, Author of Musings of a Dunderhead

 

Authors and Artists include: Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, Alex Diffin, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Alise Brillault, Amanda Mathews, Betsy Mars, Boris Ingles, Brandon Dumais, Chestina Craig, Daniel McGinn, Donald Illich, Donna Hilbert, Donny Jackson, E. Amato, Elder Zamora, Ellen Stone, Eric Morago, Esmeralda Villalobos, Faith Gobeli, Fernando Gallegos, George Hammons, HERFJERF, Jackie Joice, Jeffrey Alfier, Jeri Thompson, JL Martindale, Karina Lutz, Keayva Mitchell, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Kevin Ridgeway, Kim Sharp, Larry Duncan, Lauri Langston, LeAnne Hunt, Linda Singer, Lynn Azali, Lynne Viti, Mariano Zaro, Mark Smith-Soto, Michele Rene, Michele Vavonese, Mick Victor, Nancy Correro, Nancy Lynée Woo, Natalie Morales, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Ricardo Vidana, Robert Hoffman, Robin Dawn Hudecheck, Robin Steere Axworthy, Rose Mary Neff, Sarah Lim, Sarah Thursday, Sharon Elliott, Stephanie Barbé Hammer, Steven Hendrix, Tami Hattis, Terri Niccum, Tiffany Dawn Hasse, Tony Gloeggler, Torrin A. Greathouse, Valentina Thompson, Victor Gulvan, and Yeggi Kaela Watts.

Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016

Art and Poetry Anthologies, Available Now, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Sarah Thursday
Cover art by Ricardo Vidana

Cover art by Ricardo Vidana

Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 is a full-color, 8.5 x 11″ journal of poetry, prose, and art focused on mental and emotional health. From mental illness, physical ailments, death, and loss, to PTSD, body image issues, family dysfunction, and more, 48 authors and 23 artists share their light on what fuels their internal fires. Edited by Sarah Thursday and co-edited by Raquel Reyes-Lopez, with additional support from Robin Axworthy, Jeri Thompson, Frank Kearns, Clifton Snider, and Keri McNeley. Available through Sadie Girl Press BookstoreHalf Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

Authors and artists included in Issue One: A. Riding, Adrian Cepeda, Aja Beech, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Amanda Martin, Amanda Mathews, Andrew Brown, Anna Szilagyi, Boris Ingles, Brandi Conder, Brandon Dumais, Cat Brendel, Daniel McGinn, Darcy Smith, Donald Illich, E. Laura Golberg, E. Amato, Ed Baines, Elder Zamora, Ellen Stone, Erika Ayón, Garrett Hoffman, Jackie Joice, Jane Roe, John Guzlowski, Joy Shannon, K. Andrew Turner, Kara Dennison, Ken Oddist Jones, Kerfe Roig, Kevin Ridgeway, Kim Sharp, Kit Couter, Kristina England, Laura Saint Martin, Lauri Langston, Leah Mueller, Lynn Azali, Lynne Viti, Mariano Zaro, Mark Smith-Soto, Mary McCarthy, Michael Cantin, Michele Rene, Nancy Correro, Natalie Hirt, Natalie Morales, Nina Bannett, Nina Johnson, Ola Faleti, Ricardo Vidana, Robert Hoffman, Robin Axworthy, Roopa Dudley, Sander Wolff, Sarah Davis, Sarah Lim, Serena Solin, Sharon Elliott, Stephanie Barbe Hammer, Stephen Linsteadt, Steve Lossing, Susan Solomon, Taylor Flynn, TC Boyd, Tim Perez, Tobi Alfier, Tony Gloeggler, Torrin Greathouse, Victoria Griffin, and Yeggi Kaela Watts.

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.

 

Cadence Collective: Year Two Anthology

Art and Poetry Anthologies, Available Now

Full length collection Cadence Collective: Year Two Anthology covers the best poetry featured on the website, CadenceCollective.net, between August 2014 and July 2015. Like Year One, all the poets in this anthology are connected to the Greater Long Beach, California area. 27 opinionated readers selected the 147 poems from the 71 different poets. Edited by Sarah Thursday and assistant editors, Raquel Reyes-Lopez and Terry Ann Wright. Includes artwork by Esmeralda Villalobos and yearbook portraits by Fernando Gallegos. Available through Sadie Girl Press BookstoreHalf Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

Gutters and Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle

Art and Poetry Anthologies, Available Now

Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, from our sister press Lucid Moose Lit, a full length collection of poetry, prose, and art edited by Sarah Thursday and Nancy Lynée Woo. 194 pages, perfect bound anthology with 82 contributors based around the topic of poverty. Available through the Lucid Moose Lit bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

Cadence Collective: Year One Anthology

Art and Poetry Anthologies, Available Now

Full length collection, Cadence Collective: Year One Anthology, edited by Sarah Thursday. 180 pages, perfect bound, anthology with 57 contributors. Over 110 poems selected from the first 12 months of CadenceCollective.net by 20 volunteer readers. Available through Sadie Girl Press BookstoreHalf Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.

“This anthology highlights the best of the website’s first full year. It will move you in surprising ways. It should be read more than once. Under the seeming simplicity of these poems are meanings to be unlocked and understood. Read one in the morning, and it will stay with you all day until you find yourself opening it again before you go to bed.” -John Brantingham