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STEAM LAUNDRY by Red Hen Poet Nicole Stellon O'Donnell was chosen as the 2017-2018 Statewide Alaska Reads program featured selection! Congratulations, Nicole!
It’s been 25 years since Poetry in Motion debuted in New York subway cars. This LitHub article beautifully encompasses the amazing work this program has done over the last two and a half decades. By displaying and sharing poetry and vivid imagery in public transport across the nation, billions of people have been touched by the over 200 poems displayed in subway cars, buses, and even MetroCards. Red Hen is proud of what our authors have contributed to such an important and moving outreach program. Next time you’re on public transit, look out for Poetry in Motion – you never know what you may find!
Oakland author Andrew Lam spoke at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center October 3rd, discussing his experiences growing up as a Vietnamese-American refugee in the United States. "The sense of being displaced continued to form everything that I write," he said during the poignant event.
THE NIGHTLIFE by Red Hen Author Elise Paschen has been shortlisted for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Awards! Congratulations, Elise!
We'd like to congratulate Percival Everett, the 28th recipient of Centenarys John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence!
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser recently shared an excerpt from Red Hen poet David Mason's newest collection THE SOUND: NEW & SELECTED POEMS on American Life in Poetry!
Vivian Faith Prescott was featured on Literary Hub's website with an excerpt, "Girls with the Sun in Their Eyes," from her new book The Dead Go to Seattle, which was published by Red Hen Press.
Today Red Hen remembers one if its beloved poets, Austin Straus. Austin published three collections of poetry with Red Hen Press, including Drunk With Light, Intensifications, and The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetry, a collection co-written with his late wife Wanda Coleman. Austin was also a well-respected painter, and designed the covers of all three of his publications with us. We remember him today, and always for his profound impact on the poetry scene of our home city, Los Angeles.
Ruth Irupé Sanabria was recently featured on Poetry Foundation's website with her poem Ars Poetica, which is found in her book Beasts Behave in Foreign Land, which was published by Red Hen Press earlier this year.
Poet Lisa C. Krueger was featured on Poetry Foundation's website with a poem from her book Run Away to the Yard, which was published with Red Hen Press earlier this year.
Red Hen poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha was recently featured on Poetry Foundation's website with a poem titled National Security Advisor from her book Water & Salt, published by Red Hen Press earlier this year.
Red Hen poet Gary Lemons was recently featured on Poetry Foundation's website with a poem from his book The Weight of Light.
See Red Hen authors t'ai freedom ford and Brendan Constantine in Santa Monica this weekend (07/09/2017) at The Broad Stage - The Edye as a part of An Evening of Poetry and Performance. Also featuring the LA premiere of Michael Roth's IMAGINATION DEAD IMAGINE with Quartet Nouveau.
Lost and Found features short essays (3000 words or fewer) examining under-read, overlooked, or otherwise "lost" books which—for reasons personal, political, artistic, or otherwise—deserve to be found again.
Check out this interview Red Hen poet Elise Paschen did with Deborah Kalb Books about her newest poetry collection, The Nightlife.
Red Hen Press was featured in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday (7/2) in a piece on upcoming events this week in LA. Make sure to check out our event at The Broad Stage on Sunday July 9th, An Evening of Poetry and Performance, featuring Red Hen poets Brendan Constantine and t'ai freedom ford, as well as the LA premiere of Michael Roth's IMAGINATION DEAD IMAGINE.
Red Hen Press author, Bradley Bazzle, was recently featured in the newest issue of Prism Review with his story Sharnhorse. Bazzle's newest book, Trash Mountain, will be released by Red Hen Press in Spring 2018.
Red Hen Press author Ellen Meeropol, released an essay titled Being My Dad's Many Daughters which can be found in Elayne Clift's new book Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers, available for sale from Braughler Books.
Pasadena Now covered the Pasadena Museum of California Art 's 15th anniversary events, which included a poetry reading by Red Hen Press authors William Archila, Douglas Manuel and Lisa C. Krueger.
In an interview with 90.3 kazu, Red Hen Press poet Tess Taylor reflects on the work of fellow poet Seamus Hearney and how he was able to write his poetry using memories of the places he once called home.