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 Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
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 through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore 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.
Full length poetry collection, Pocketing Feathers, by J.D. Isip. 108 pages, perfect bound, with cover art by Josephine Durkin is now available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“In Pocketing Feathers, J.D. Isip takes an elegance I can only say is equaled by Whitman and created a complete photo album of his life in, sometimes, Bukowski-esque bare-knuckle terms. His ideas are complete and the music his words create when read aloud is its own, multi-genre soundtrack. I am amazed at the heart of light even in his most painful memories. Isip does not pull punches. He does not write for shock value. The last thing this gentleman is looking for is pity. No, Pocketing Feathers is an honest look into a tumultuous life where self-discovery has its own, unique jazz and growing pains.”
—Clifford Brooks, Pulitzer-nominated author of The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics
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 Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
Now available: bar napkins for beginners, by Graham Smith, with all color illustrations by Fernando Gallegos! All the images are saturated with vibrant color made from watercolor pencils. The artist created unique illustrations for Graham’s haiku that “evoke the feeling of movement and emotion.” Enjoy this 32 page color illustrated book of urban haiku by ordering it online for only $10!
Chapbook of poetry and full-color art, Watermarked, by Kelsey Bryan-Zwick. 44 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore.
“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 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
The Language You Broke Me In: A Sadie Girl Sampler is a 36 page collection of poetry by poets published or soon-to-be published by Sadie Girl Press. Available in a limited edition, hand-stitched binding version. Includes previous and upcoming poets, Nancy Lynée Woo, Sarah Thursday, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Graham Smith, JL Martindale, Daniel McGinn, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, and Terry Ann Wright. Illustrated by frequent Sadie Girl Press artist, Fernando Gallegos. Limited editions available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
Special limited edition release chapbook and spoken word CD, The Bottle & The Boot, by JL Martindale & Daniel McGinn. 28 pages, stapled and folded, with spoken word CD. Music performed and written by BobKat, produced by Blacksheep Music Productions. Available for a limited time through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“The Bottle & The Boot is an amazing collaboration between two very talented poets. It moves between collaborative poems, with the poets alternating lines, all based on the phrase “sometimes I breathe,” and single-author poems which utilize shared imagery. Therefore, certain images repeat throughout, breath and breathing of course, but also moths, the moon, weeds and an empty bottle (or a bottle in the process of being emptied). This provides a unity to the overall work, but each time the images are put to different uses, given different significance and meaning.” -G. Murray Thomas
Debut chapbook of haiku, bar napkins for beginners, by Graham Smith, illustrated by Fernando Gallegos. 32 pages, perfect bound with full-color illustrations. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore .View sample poems on CadenceCollective.net.
“Graham Smith not only explores the complicated beauty of the human character, he delves into the tangled history of humanity itself. From cave paintings on torchlight walls, to the disasters and triumphs still fresh in some of our own memories, he weaves it all together with line after exquisite line, producing an absolute delight of a book.” -Elder Zamora