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.

Reviews




"Taut, beautifully written, and suspenseful, this resonant, feminist drama eschews easy answers. A page-turner of the highest caliber."

“Delightful. . . . A nimble and very funny collection of stories from a writer who clearly values the human condition in all its myriad forms.”

Isthmus reviews Mark Rozema's Road Trip and applauds his ability to turn the world around us into a living, breathing setting which allows us to simply exist.

Recommended and briefly reviewed by Eduardo C. Corral in Poetry Magazine. The poems in Father, Child, Water by Gary Dop are funny, wicked, and poignant. These three qualities are visible in the titles. For example: “How to Pretend You’ve Read Moby-Dick,” “To My Love Handles,” “Elegy for Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Lite,” and “Little Girl, Little Lion.” Dop’s poetic gaze is wide-ranging and piercing. The poems about his father engage with the violence embedded in American masculinity and the character-driven poems are empathic and quirky. A highly enjoyable and memorable book.

The editor describes the book as "enigmatic, transversive, transformative," and so beautifully writes that there is "water–and the life water ensures–running through this book." Thanks for the wonderful words of praise!

"An interview with Dean Kostos about the power of pauses, structure, and zebra metaphors at Coney Island."

The Literary journal Fogged Clarity has beautifully reviewed Dean Kostos's latest collection of poetry This Is Not a Skyscaper.

"Journey through a post-war Japanese American landscape with Amy Uyematsu as she defines race, unpacks the family incarceration experience and discovers a confluence with Japanese culture in “The Yellow Door,” her latest book of poetry." Check out Nichi Bei's website here.

Sea Salt by David Mason was reviewed by The Dark Horse in their Autumn/Winter 2015 issue. It's pretty exciting to read such a great review all the way from Scotland:

"Just as Lam connects with and penetrates each persona, so too each persona achieves a moment that bridges or leaps the gap between our two cultures, forever wedded by the tragic war."

The first review for Seema Reza's memoir When the World Breaks Open is live! Kirkus Review praises Reza for her "self-lacerating honesty" and that she "exercises literary license and often writes with poetic power.”

Arianna Rebolini, writer for Buzzfeed, created a list of books that will help the public understand mental disorders and illnesses.

Philip Gross, winner of the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize, reviewed Andrea Scarpino's Once, Then for the UK journal, The North. Gross discusses the poetry saying that "the subject sounds depressing, the effect of reading these taut, poised tactful poems is quite the opposite. They are never impersonal, but always inhabited by a speaker, and always directly or implicitly addressed."

"Residue" leaves its' readers wondering "whodunit" and what happens next! If you enjoy "humor in absurdity", look no further.

Called a "must read for all of those fans of Southern Gothic, great storylines, nostalgia, and a tinge of weirdness," this is one book you won't want to miss.

Poet, Michael Dennis, reviewed Amy Uyematsu's The Yellow Door on his blog recently.

Lizzy Baldwin, creator of My Little Book Blog, praises Louise Wareham Leonard's writing style, calling it "beautiful and languid."

Mary Sojourner, from KNAU, interviews Mark Rozema and discusses his first memoir, Road Trip. She brings up the focus Road Trip has on grace and the gift of being in the natural world; calling it "beautiful... and would heartily reccommend it."

Rachael Tague, of Cleaver Magazine, recently reviewed Brad Wethern's Kids in the Wind. She comments on how Wethern seems to blend the lines between imagination and reality by saying his stories "fall just one beat short of reality, but I couldn’t help but believe them, and by the end of the book, I felt like I had walked alongside the General through all of his adventures."

Kristofer Collins, from Pittsburgh Magazine, calls Gainey's the Gaffer a "treasure trove of backstage stories" refering to her 35 years as chief lighting technician in Hollywood.

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.