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Lesbian Fiction/Lesbian BooksRed Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.
Katharine Coles chats with Writers @ Work about her writing process and what inspires her work.
Kate and Robert discuss small presses, writing, and the "place of madness . . . where all good writing starts," Red Hen's name, and Red Hen's future. To read the whole conversation, click here.
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram co-founds Line Assembly, a collective of poets with an ambitious outreach tour this summer
Red Hen Press poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise) is co-founder of Line Assembly, a collective of poets doing a workshop and outreach tour this summer. Similar to her Red Hen sponsored solo tour of California in 2012, the focus of the Line Assembly tour is to visit libraries and community spaces in underserved areas in hopes of helping local branches and groups create and sustain poetry programming and workshops. Along the way they will also give readings and stage a farcical People Against Poetry performance project in which, in the guise of anti-poetry activists, they solicit impassioned pro-poetry arguments from passers-by. The tour will be filmed as a road-trip documentary meets state-of-grassroots-poetry in the United States. Tour stops will be all over, and Line Assembly is confirmed at places like the Racine Public Library, the Big Mess Reading Series in Akron, the betterArts farm in upstate New York, the Lancaster Public Library, the Tree House Books Summer Shade reading camp for girls in Philadelphia, and more. This project is being made possible by the support of publishers like Red Hen Press and by crowdsourced funding. To be a part of making it all happen, you can learn more about Lillian-Yvonne and Line Assembly by checking out their Kickstarter page.
Ernest Hilbert chats with WHYY Radio about his poetic background and his newly released All of You on the Good Earth.
Libary Journal names Toucan Nest one of the "30 new books that will help you rediscover poetry".
KSEE24 News features an interview with Brynn Saito.
This past Sunday, Cynthia Fox spoke with Eloise for Spotlight on the Community on 95.5 KLOS. Eloise reads two poems and even divulges that she sidles up to people in the grocery store and tells them, "I'm your new Poet Laureate!"
Karin C. Davidson from Hothouse Blog sat down to talk with Andrew Lam for a two-part interview.
Gregg Shapiro from Out Smart Magazine asks Dan Vera about the poets who have inspired him, the significance of winning the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and the poems from his new book Speaking Wiri Wiri.
Katharine Coles chats with Doug Fabrizio from KUER radio about living in Antarctica and her new book The Earth Is Not Flat.
Wendy C. Ortiz from The Rumpus asks Eloise Klein Healy about her writing process, Arktoi Books, and her plans as the poet laureate of Los Angeles.-
Jessy Randall talks about her favorite literary magazines, the books that changed her life, and how it feels to have a new book come out in a self interview for The Nervous Breakdown.
Andrew Lam chats with Dennis Bernstein from San Francisco's KPFA about Birds of Paradise Lost.
Eloise Klein Healy reads selections from A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings, and talks with KCRW's Michael Silverblatt about "what it means to be a poet of place today".-
KSER Seattle's Democracy Now radio station hosts a three part interview with Gary Lemons, featuring readings from his latest book of poetry, Snake.
The Nebraska Girls Lit Hour features an interview with Eloise Klein Healy in which she discusses being the Los Angeles poet laureate and her latest book A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings.
KALW radio's Hana Baba talks with Andrew Lam about the Vietnamese American experience in San Francisco and his book Birds of Paradise Lost.-
A weekly prose feature on 32Poems finds Sebastian Matthews discussing "mid-life songs" and the connection between dreams and writing.
Camille Dungy talks to Mosiac about the presence of her upbringing and jazz in her poetry.