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.
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
Debut chapbook, Born to Electrify, by Raquel Reyes-Lopez. Cover art by Esmeralda Villalobos. 45 pages, perfect bound, available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.View sample poems on CadenceCollective.net.
“Raquel Reyes-Lopez uses fragile imagery like eyelashes and hummingbirds to discuss issues of being a woman — love, motherhood, miscarriage. But these are not fragile poems, they are strong and brave words. Reyes-Lopez is a powerful new voice in SoCal poetry.” -G. Murray Thomas
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 Bookstore 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