Join us to celebrate the release of Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017! This full-color journal is packed with poetry, prose, and art centered around the subject of mental and emotional health. 64 authors and artists share their perspectives in the second installment by Sadie Girl Press.
We are extremely thrilled to announce the official release date for Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 for Saturday, August 6th, from 2-5 pm at Fox Coffee House. We also have additional confirmed event dates on Wednesday, August 10th, from 8-10 pm at the Ugly Mug in Orange and Friday, August 26th, from 7-10 pm at Half-Off Book in Whittier. Please check the Sadie Girl Press page on Facebook for more information.
“With Drunk on Ophelia, a work both delicate and bold, Larry Duncan has crafted a narrative written in the hot neon and rain splattered city streets—a place that lives in the haunted eyes of its inhabitants. This is the city split open, writhing, the fist through the wall, the gentle call of a lover through a door. Duncan is a master at naming all the unnameable things—always returning us to the body of experience. What you’re left with is the negative space—the here and not here, seen and unseen, the loved and the unloved. Drunk on Ophelia takes you so far down into humanity’s loneliness and heart break that when you emerge on the other side, blinking in the new light, you find yourself eerily whole.” Ally Malinenko, author of How To Be An American
“Drunk on Ophelia is a black and white movie projected onto the graffiti’d walls of an alleyway for nighthawks to enjoy after hours at diners still alive in obscurity, where sincere and visionary poets like Larry Duncan capture each and every midnight movie frame on cocktail napkins next to girl’s numbers written in stranger’s lipstick, poems that bleed with “the feel” of timeless lost souls who lurk in the last private corners not hit by the indifference of a California sunrise, where these poems make passionate, barroom sink love to an endangered muse dressed to the nines in perfect authenticity. Duncan leaves you jealous that you’re not out there past midnight alongside him, but he’s generous enough to let us all tag along for a little while in this sensual collection of masterful, honest poetry.” Kevin Ridgeway, author of Contents Under Pressure (Crisis Chronicles Press)
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.
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.
“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.
“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
“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