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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.

Los Angeles Independent Publishing

New Poems

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.

Chris Abani

Chris Abani

Chris Abani's prose includes Song For Night (Akashic 2007), The Virgin of Flames (Penguin 2007), Becoming Abigail (Akashic 2006), GraceLand (FSG 2004), and Masters of the Board (Delta 1985). His poetry collections are Hands Washing Water (Copper Canyon 2006), Dog Woman (Red Hen 2004), Daphne's Lot (Red Hen 2003), and Kalakuta Republic (Saqi 2001). He is a professor at the University of California, Riverside and the recipient of the PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, the Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a PEN Beyond the Margins Award and the PEN Hemingway Book Prize. There Are No Names for Red, poems in response to paintings by Percival Everett, will be released by Red Hen Press in 2009.

Los Angeles Independent Publishing

New Poems

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.

Books Available:

There Are No Names for Red

There Are No Names for Red

Chris Abani
2009-11-01
$17.95 Trade
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Description:

There Are No Names for Red is a collaborative work featuring the poetry of Chris Abani and the paintings of Percival Everett.


Daphne's Lot

Daphne's Lot

Chris Abani
2003-03-01
$18.95 Tradepaper
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Description:

"The masterful wedding of the narrative and the lyric in these poems (whose subject is the maturation of a sensibility, the coming-of-age of a young Englishwoman-- the power of her ties to family, husband and her "adopted" country, Nigeria-- as well as the illumination of her own soul and that of the narrator's) fills the reader with both sorrow and wonder. It is an instructive tale for our age ? its vision of the individual will and imagination resisting the madness of politics and the destruction of war is singular and profound."

- Carol Muske-Dukes


Dog Woman

Dog Woman

Chris Abani
2004-09-01
$14.95 Tradepaper
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Description:

Chris Abani's Dog Woman is a mesmerizing, haunting, and sometimes subversive exploration of the personal and cultural politics of disempowerment and power. In these heart rousing and lyrically complex poems, the poet enacts the reconstruction of his feminized selves, and his personae struggle to re-form and transform both themselves and the difficult worlds they inhabit. At turns, earthy, enigmatic, devout, outraged, and compassionate, these elemental women's voices ring true, as they sing siren songs, dirges, and hosannas, and as they navigate into new and unknown territories of human will and endurance. Dog Woman is a daring, trailblazing, and important book; it's a vital addition to the poetry of our times.

- Maurya Simon


Los Angeles Independent Publishing

New Poems

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.