It’s been a wonderful and productive year at Sadie Girl Press! In the last 12 months, we have published 2 anthologies, 1 full-length collection, 6 chapbooks, 1 art book, and 1 limited edition CD/chapbook. We have 2 more chapbooks in production and a special new project on the horizon for 2016.
To recognize the incredible talent that have made this incredible year, we have selected the following poems for a Pushcart Nomination:
- JL Martindale’s “Rewrite My Sorrow” from The Bottle & the Boot
- Daniel McGinn’s “The Eye Sees What It Wants to See” from The Bottle & the Boot
- JD Isip’s “How to Cook with Government Cheese” from Pocketing Feathers
- Robin Steere Axworthy’s “Mother 2” from Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends
- Terry Ann Wright’s “Nature Studies” from Nature Studies
- Raquel Reyes-Lopez’s “No Era La Misma de Antes” from The Language I Was Broken In
The Pushcart Prize is awarded to work published and nominated by small presses and journals in 2015. We wish all of the nominees the best of luck and are honored to have published your work. Thank you to everyone who contributed to all of our projects this year, be it poetry, art, or even just support.
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
J.D. Isip is a Professor of English at Collin College in Plano, Texas and the Editor of the online literary journal, Ishaan Literary Review. His poetry, plays, short fiction, and academic works have appeared in several print and online journals and reviews, including Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two. His composition book, This is Writing: A Conceptual Guide to College Writing, is available from Fountainhead Press. His first full-length poetry collection, Pocketing Feathers, is now available on Sadie Girl Press. Check out J.D.’s work as an Editor at IshaanLiteraryReview.com. You can follow J.D. on Twitter @ProfJDIsip.