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.
A beautiful video created by Sadie Girl Press artist, Esmeralda Villalobos, highlighting her art opening at Viento Y Agua on April 17, 2015. Including readings by SGP authors Sarah Thursday and Raquel Reyes-Lopez and musical performances by King Kang, Freeze, and Bearcoon.
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.
Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, from our sister press Lucid Moose Lit, a full length collection of poetry, prose, and art edited by Sarah Thursday and Nancy Lynée Woo. 194 pages, perfect bound anthology with 82 contributors based around the topic of poverty. Available through the Lucid Moose Lit bookstore.
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
Full length collection, All the Tiny Anchors, by Sarah Thursday. 110 pages, perfect bound book, with cover art by Esmeralda Villalobos. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach. View sample poems on SarahThursday.com.
“Sarah Thursday’s poems feel personal, as though we’re standing at her lighted windows—intimate glimpses of the poet’s heart, its vulnerabilities, its scars. The colors of her journey: green jealousy and red surrender, black loneliness, the bruised purple of longing: “It’s not his tongue,/ or its softness, but/ the fullness of my mouth/ at its opening.” The dark gray of ache: “Lie to my body, if need be until/ I don’t need to remember why.” And love, the sum of all colors. These poems are honest, real, and rich in image and introspection. They keep us at her window until long past midnight.” —Ricki Mandeville, A Thin Strand of Lights
Unanchored is a poetry chapbook by Sarah Thursday. It was the first one made after a 12-year hiatus. 27 pages, perfect bound. Cover art by Esmeralda Villalobos. View sample poems at SarahThursday.com. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“Sarah, with a Picasso heart, is a woman who counts kisses as currency. She’s old enough to know the politics behind buying a bed that’s big enough for two; she speaks from the heart and chooses to write love poems anyway.” -Daniel McGinn, 1000 Black Umbrellas
Sarah Thursday is a music obsessed, Long Beach poetry and arts advocate. In addition to writing poetry, she designs and publishes books, hosts readings, workshops, and a poetry book club. She has run a website called CadenceCollective.net, co-hosted a monthly reading with G. Murray Thomas, and runs Sadie Girl Press as a way to help publish local and emerging poets and artists. She has been published in many fine journals and anthologies and received a 2017 Best of the Net nomination for “To the Men who told me my Love was not enough.” Her chapbooks, Seventeen Poems Not About a Lover, Unanchored, and The Unnamed Algorithm, and her full-length collections, All the Tiny Anchors and Conversations with Gravel are all available at the Sadie Girl Press Bookstore. She also is the editor of Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends, and Incandescent Mind, as well as the co-editor of Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, Like A Girl: The Pre-Show! and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity. Follow her at SarahThursday.com or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.