Chapbook of poetry and full-color art, Watermarked, by Kelsey Bryan-Zwick. 44 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“To read Kelsey Bryan-Zwick’s poems is to step aboard a bullet train, put on the poet’s kaleidoscope glasses, and see her images flashing by like countryside outside the train windows. Here, in stunning language, are poems of thoughtful introspection and reminiscence, little biographies and travelogues, musings touched with wit and whimsy. In “Synthesis”, the poet would go so far as to weave my hair into a nest/ with twig and olive branch… Likewise, her poems are woven with magic and grit, insight and light.” ~ Ricki Mandeville, author of A Thin Stand of Lights
Artwork by Esmeralda Villalobos is an art booklet filled with vibrant surrealist and abstract art. 28 pages, folded and stapled, available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach. Find our more about Esmeralda and her work on Facebook.
“The first time I saw Esmeralda Villalobos’ artwork I thought it was beautiful, but there is more to her art than just the beauty. There is a narrative that shows an artist of depth who has great respect for the sacred. Ms. Villalobos is an artist who knows herself, her strengths, and how to share her story with us. This collection shares her vision of the world, the way it could be, the way it would be, if we were all as true to our own art, our own vision, as Esmeralda Villalobos is to hers.” -Ann Brantingham, Spout Hill Press