Los Angeles Independent Publishing

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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.

Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.


Date: Oct 29th, 2014

Geosi Gyasi spoke with author William Trowbridge about his latest book, Put This On, Please, poetry's place in the modern world, and his writing process:

Date: Oct 23rd, 2014

Carla Sameh and Christina Babock sit down with Elissa Washuta to discuss My Body is a Book of Rules, which they call "transformative":

Date: Oct 17th, 2014

Recently, Poets & Writers published an article featuring eleven small-press authors and their publishers, and we were featured! The article includes insight from Kate Gale, our Managing Editor, and Pete Fromm, one of our authors whose book, If Not For This, is now available, on what led Pete to Red Hen and why we do what we do.

Date: Oct 17th, 2014

Recently, Kate Gale sat down with NHPR's Word of Mouth segment to share her story of growing up on High View Church Farm, a group she considered "cult-like." This is an interview you don't want to miss. Listen to the full thing here.

Date: Oct 9th, 2014

Pete Fromm and Cherie Newman discussed Pete's latest novel, If Not For This, on MTPR this week.

Date: Oct 6th, 2014

Anne Rasmussen from Late Night Library interviewed author Ron Koertge about his latest flash fiction, Sex World.

Date: Sep 3rd, 2014

Recently, The Omaha Public Library chose Karen Gettert Shoemaker's new novel, The Meaning of Names, as its 2014 Omaha Reads Selection. To complement this, the library interviewed Karen on everything from the beauty of Nebraska to her love of libraries. Here's what Karen had to say about her home state:

Date: Aug 27th, 2014

PEN Center USA recently announced the winners and finalists for their 2014 Literary Awards, and we are delighted that B.H. James' novel Parnucklian for Chocolate was selected as a finalist in the fiction category!

Date: Aug 11th, 2014

Omaha Public Library recently announced that Karen Gettert Shoemaker's new novel The Meaning of Names is the 2014 Omaha Reads Selection!

Date: Jul 7th, 2014

A recent blog post on La Bloga featured an interview with Red Hen author Veronica Reyes about her recent win at the International Latino Book Awards. Veronica tied for first place in poetry with Laurie Ann Guerrero, and received second place in cover design. Congratulations again to Veronica on the awards!

Date: Jun 16th, 2014

Over the weekend, Douglas Kearney sat down with Rachel Martin of NPR's Weekend Edition to discuss his new collection, Patter, just in time for Fathers' Day. The holiday is especially well-suited to Kearney's book, which explores his personal journey to fatherhood and the painful challenges with conception along the way. During the interview, Kearney addresses the difficulties of writing poetry where such an emotionally harrowing experience translates directly off the page. He goes on to illuminate the experiences behind a number of his poems, including struggles shared with his wife and the specific question of the male role in conversations on infertility and miscarriage. As Martin confirms, Kearney's efforts result in a collection that "demands a lot from readers, but the pay off is worth it."

Date: Jun 2nd, 2014

Congratulations to Jessica Piazza's Interrobang for winning the Balcones Poetry Prize from Austin Community College!

Date: May 16th, 2014

Congratulations to Red Hen author Peggy Shumaker for winning the Rasmuson Foundation's top honor, The Distinguished Artist Fellowship!

Date: May 14th, 2014

Congratulations to John Van Kirk! His debut novel, Song for Chance, has placed in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Award.

Date: May 7th, 2014

Congratulations to Andrew Lam! His book Birds of Paradise Lost is on the shortlist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Date: Apr 24th, 2014

Tess Taylor has had an amazing journey of discovery these past few months. Her debut poetry collection, The Forage House, chronicles the exploration of her familial lineage and ties to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. It was the publication of this book that led Gayle Jessup White, a communications consultant, to reach out to Tess. Together, they discovered they were related through the Jefferson family line.

Date: Apr 18th, 2014

David Mason's verse novel Ludlow is featured in the Washington Post to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of a massacre that led to the murder of two dozen striking coal miners. "On April 20, 1914, thugs working for Colorado Fuel & Iron and the Colorado National Guard attacked striking coal miners at Ludlow," and Mason's verse novel brings this history to light.

Date: Apr 11th, 2014

Carolyn Kellogg at the Los Angeles Times just posted an interview with Kate, on running an indie press and her festival favorites.

Date: Apr 7th, 2014

Amy Schutzer gave an interview to Shelf Unbound and talked about her creative writing process and influences for her new book, Spheres of Disturbance.

Date: Apr 3rd, 2014

Brynn Saito's The Palace of Contemplating Departure has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry as one of the best works by a Nor Cal author.

Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.