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.

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.

Reviews




Huge thanks to Lara Messersmith-Glavin for this rave review of Vivian Faith Prescott's THE DEAD GO TO SEATTLE!

Anne Kaier provides a deep look into the emotional depth of Cynthia Hogue's In June the Labyrinth, citing "one of the more penetrating of ways to speak to the dead is through poetry and In June the Labyrinth is as much an elegy as Shelley's Adonais about Keats." Read the full review here.

Many thanks to Elizabeth Savage for her insightful commentary on the poetic themes of Cynthia Hogue's In June the Labyrinth. Read it now here at Jacket2.

William Trowbridge's collection of poems, VANISHING POINT, received a rave review in the online edition of Green Mountains Review.

Tablet Magazine features an except from Anne Edelstein's memoir, LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS!

Julie R. Enszer of Lambda Literary extols Judy Grahn's HANGING ON OUR OWN BONES!

Many thanks to The Mindful Word for this lovely review of Chelsey Clammer’s CIRCADIAN, noting “Clammer is swift with language, intelligent and funny. She’s lyrical, poetic and sometimes mesmerizing in her prose. She doesn’t miss a beat.”

Thanks to Anna Call from Foreword for the great review of Florencia Ramirez's EAT LESS WATER, calling it "a charming work that gets its point across beautifully."

Booklist reviewer Karen Springen praises Anne Edelstein's newest release, claiming "Families struggling to come to terms with unexpected deaths, especially suicides, may find comfort in this well-written memoir.”

Elise Paschen's THE NIGHTLIFE was recently reviewed by the Kenyon Review in their October 2017 microreviews! The lovely Janet McAdams says, "“Paschen'’s work has always seemed to me infused by something uncanny, uncannily beautiful." Read the full review here, and pick up THE NIGHTLIFE, recently shortlisted for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Awards, to add to your collection!

Thanks to The Sunlight Press for a great feature on Chelsey Clammer and her writing process!

Women of Writing reviewer Angela Makintosh gives high praise to Chelsey Clammer's debut collection of essays, CIRCADIAN.

Red Hen author David Mason adapted Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER into a stunning operatic libretto, THE SCARLET LIBRETTO, that had its world premiere in May 2016 by Opera Colorado. Gramophone's review of the recently released recording praises the performance and David's "elegant verses."

Mike Marshall Wilson of Necessary Fiction provided a glowing review of Siel Ju's CAKE TIME here, praising the novel-in-stories as "an irresistible read with tonal payoffs that are at times momentous and always evocative." Thanks, Mike!

Roberto Bonazzi of My San Antonio reviewed Lena Khalaf Tuffaha's WATER & SALT, saying “Tuffaha’s collection is an extraordinary debut.” Thanks, Roberto!

Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers recently reviewed Kathline Carr's MIRACULUM MONSTRUM, saying, "Haunting and eerie, Miraculum Monstrum is a fun-house mirror where past, present, and future bounce off one another."

Zack Ravas of ZYZZYVA praises Siel Ju's for how she "expertly taps into the existential malaise of many thirty-something urban dwellers" in her award-winning novel, CAKE TIME.

Veronica Reyes's CHOPPER! CHOPPER! from Arktoi Books and her other stunning work were recently featured in a fantastic blog about East L.A. and Chicana Literature. Check out the full post here!

The Rumpus conducted a stunning review of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha's WATER & SALT, her debut collection of moving and powerful poetry.

Chelsey Clammer's CIRCADIAN was included in HeardTell's list of 10 books to be added to your TBR pile this fall!

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.