Debut chapbook, Doe Eyed Venus, by Elmast Kozloyan. 18 pages, perfect bound with cover “Rorschach Test” art. 2nd edition printing in collaboration with Inside Lantern Press. Soon to be available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“Elmast Kozloyan’s poetry is a feast of enchantment—her grasp for language, evidence she is not from this world entirely, but from a place of pure magic where words crowned her their queen. Thankfully she has stepped away from that realm and into this one to share with us, Doe Eyed Venus. This fine collection of poems explores the alchemy of a hungry youth into an empowered adult, one who is unafraid to find strength in her desires and learns to rule over them with grace. And while I may be under her spell, I am of right mind when I say: Elmast is a poet to keep an eye on.” ~Eric Morago, Author of What We Ache For and Here For The Friction
Elmast Kozloyan is a poet trapped in limbo between magic and reality (though seldom chooses the latter). At the age of fifteen won the silver medal for poetry in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and since then has released her debut chapbook, Doe Eyed Venus, co-hosts Moon Pixel Open Mic, and has been published in places such as Cadence Collective, Poetry in Motion, Pacific Review, the East Jasmine Review and Los Angeles Times. Her work has also appeared in Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, Like A Girl: The Pre-Show!, and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity.
On December 4th & 5th, Sadie Girl Press will be joining Lucid Moose Lit for the bi-annual Uptown Village Market at the Expo Center in Bixby Knolls. Beginning with the monthly First Fridays event from 6-9 pm, and continuing on Saturday, December 5th from 11-5, we will have a table set up in the Expo Center with our books to sell, information about our projects, and clothing collection drive for a local women’s shelter.
On Saturday, from 2-4, we will join liz gonzález of the Uptown Word Reading & Art Series for a special event called “Women Word Workers”, featuring local Long Beach women making an impact in the literacy scene. Nancy Lynée Woo, liz gonzález, and myself, Sarah Thursday, will read our work and share what we are doing for our community. There will also be an open mic for anyone to share a poem, song, story, or other form of expression.
Join us at the Expo Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807, on December 4th & 5th! Follow our Facebook event for more details.
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 the Lucid Moose Lit bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
Chapbook of poetry and full color art, Watermarked, by Kelsey Bryan-Zwick. 44 pages, full-color, perfect bound. Soon to be available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“To read Kelsey Bryan-Zwick’s poems is to step aboard a bullet train, put on the poet’s kaleidoscope glasses, and see her images flashing by like countryside outside the train windows. Here, in stunning language, are poems of thoughtful introspection and reminiscence, little biographies and travelogues, musings touched with wit and whimsy. In “Synthesis”, the poet would go so far as to weave my hair into a nest/ with twig and olive branch… Likewise, her poems are woven with magic and grit, insight and light.” ~ Ricki Mandeville, author of A Thin Stand of Lights
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.
Artwork by Esmeralda Villalobos is an art booklet filled with vibrant surrealist and abstract art. 28 pages, folded and stapled, available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach. Find our more about Esmeralda and her work on Facebook.
“The first time I saw Esmeralda Villalobos’ artwork I thought it was beautiful, but there is more to her art than just the beauty. There is a narrative that shows an artist of depth who has great respect for the sacred. Ms. Villalobos is an artist who knows herself, her strengths, and how to share her story with us. This collection shares her vision of the world, the way it could be, the way it would be, if we were all as true to our own art, our own vision, as Esmeralda Villalobos is to hers.” -Ann Brantingham, Spout Hill Press
Rampant is the debut chapbook by Nancy Lynée Woo. 22 pages, perfect bound, with cover art by Fernando Gallegos. Her first chapbook of poetry performs an exploration of cultural identity, the nature of love, and the anxiety of existence in a range of poetic forms.
“I’ve been told Nancy writes poems.” -Anonymous
View sample poems at CadenceCollective.net. Second printing soon to be available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.