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.
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
JL Martindale writes stuff. Sometimes it’s stuff about bootleg theft, motherhood or peanut butter. Sometimes she isn’t sure what she’s writing about. She’s honored to have poetry published with Cadence Collective, Bank Heavy Press, Lucid Moose Press, A Poet is a Poet anthologies and more.
Daniel McGinn’s work has appeared numerous anthologies and publications including Bank Heavy, Lummox, Silver Birch Press, Lucid Moose Lit, the OC Weekly, Next Magazine, Freeze Ray, Spillway, Aim For the Head, Rip Rap, Amethyst Arsenic, Incandescent Mind, and others. His full length collection of poems, 1000 Black Umbrellas, was released by Write Bloody Press. He’s had five chapbooks published as part of the Laguna Poets chapbook series. Daniel has an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Along with Mifanwy Kaiser, he teaches writing workshops at the Orange County Rescue Mission. He and his wife, Lori McGinn, are natives of Southern California. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and a very good dog.
Both have work included in Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, and Like A Girl: The Pre-Show! and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity. Their dual chapbook/CD, The Bottle & The Boot, is available in very limited release through the SGP Bookstore.