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




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!

Gary Soto recently sat down with PickMyYA creator James Tilton for a fantastic interview about MEATBALLS FOR THE PEOPLE, advice for young writers, and what's coming up next for his projects. It's a great read; check it out here!

Pope Brock shares an excerpt from his newest release, ANOTHER FINE MESS, on Nautilus in an article titled "The Moon is Full of Money"

Raúl Niño from Booklist Reviews praises the humor and lively writing in Gary Soto's newest release, MEATBALLS FOR THE PEOPLE: PROVERBS TO CHEW ON.

Reviewed by Cindy Hochman from Skullwise Cat (page 69)

Julia Stein from Rain Taxi reviewed Amy Uyematsu's BASIC VOCABULARY!

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In Shelf Awareness' review of t'ai freedom ford's HOW TO GET OVER, they herald the debut effort of the poet as an experience rarely accessed by readers - one that might inspire the reader to start dancing. "To read t'ai freedom ford's how to get over is to wish to see it performed live. Laden with internal rhymes and cascading images, it could chart on the radio if a drum track were added. This debut, however, is anything but disposable pop. Half of the poems are a fierce reckoning with the systemic injustices of the past, while the other half are a sweaty insistence on embracing the potential of the present. . . . Tuned in and turned on, how to get over is a summons not to be missed."

Copperfield's Books' review of Elise Paschen's THE NIGHTLIFE offered glowing praise of her ability to stick with the classic forms of poetry. They argue that “while most contemporary poets seem to have done away with formal constraints altogether, others still push boundaries, creating meta-textual pieces on how one reads, or making the words' placement on the page act out the poem's meaning. Chicago poet Elise Paschen does both in THE NIGHTLIFE.” They also commend Paschen for her ability to "beautifully straddle the line between dreams and waking."

Mom Egg Review gives Ellen Meeropol's latest offering, KINSHIP OF CLOVER, a stellar evaluation, stating that "Meeropol is at her best when her characters articulate their felt experience of losing hold on reality." They go on to praise Meeropol for her winding narrative and character development, applauding her use of simile when describing the mother Flo's oncoming dementia.

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.