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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




Cristina Preda from The Operating System hails Lillian-Yvonne Bertram as both a historian and cartographer, as the poems in Betram's debut collection, But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise, take the reader through different places in time and space.

The Anchorage Press gave an early review to Susanna Mishler's new book, Termination Dust, praising its buoyant use of imagery.

Elaine Sexton reviews Verónica Reyes' book of poetry Chopper! Chopper! and speaks volumes of Reyes' writing style in an article on Ron Slate's website On the Seawall. Sexton praises Reyes' debut collection of poetry and prose, stating that it "reads like a graphic novel, an edgy ride through Reyes' East Los Angeles."

In a new review featured in the New Criterion, writer John Foy praises the so-called "Hilbertian sonnet" in Hilbert's latest book, All of You on the Good Earth.

William Trowbridge's new poetry collection, Put This On, Please, is "fun, approachable and thought-provoking," according to Shelf Awareness.

Shelf Awareness calls Dennis Must's latest work, The World's Smallest Bible, perfect for fans of historical fiction.

The Lincoln Journal Star recently reviewed Karen Shoemaker's The Meaning of Names, praising its unique blend of family stories and historical research.

David Mason's recent collection of poems, Sea Salt, was recently reviewed by Andrew Frisardi in the Spring/Summer edition of Angle.

In a review of Veronica Reyes' Chopper! Chopper!, the poetry collection gets lauded as an "intimate portrait of her East L.A. neighborhood, family and local haunts with daring rhythm and raw sensuality."

George Elliot Clarke of The Chronicle Herald calls Gary Geddes "proudly a political poet, though one whose honed lyrics ask for introspection and contemplation," and compares him to other celebrated politico-poets like Pablo Neruda, W.H. Auden, Edgar Lee Masters and Robert Frost.

Luke Fiddler of The Economy Magazine gives a glowing review to Douglas Kearney's new book, Patter.

Dactyl Review examines The World's Smallest Bible, the new novel by Dennis Must, calling him a "searching writer, able to transcribe madness and instability, the wrack of obsession and the weariness of giving in. Reality, in Must’s hand, is always flirting with the abyss and this gives his prose, perhaps unlike his characters, an expansiveness and wonder, quite beyond the ordinary."

Timothy Otte of Hazel and Wren recently praised Jessica Piazza's Interrobang as "free flowing and contemporary, yet formally precise, employing the same linguistic tricks that mark sonnets written by the masters."

Pause, Traveler by Erin Couglin Hollowell was recently reviewed by Kris Bigalk from Poetry Northwest, calling it impressive with "elements of story and song, evoked through a uniquely contemporary lens."

Poetry Northwest asks the readers to put their trust in the words of Nicelle Davis in their latest review of Becoming Judas.

In a recent review of Ron Koertge's The Ogre's Wife, Neil McCarthy (from his namesake blog, Neil McCarthy Poetry) expresses his jealousy and high regard for Koertge's fantastical poetry collection.

Brendan Constantine's Calamity Joe received high praises for its humor and originality in Neil McCarthy's blog, Neil McCarthy Poetry.

Paula Mendoza recently wrote an analytical and positive review of Jessica Piazza's Interrobang for the Boxcar Poetry Review.

FOCUS magazine's Amy Reiswig takes us into Gary Geddes' new collection of poems, What Does A House Want?, in which she proclaims, "Geddes is able to explore both our humanity and inhumanity through extraordinary acts of imaginative intimacy."

Verionica Reyes's Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives was called a "genunie treasure" by Vince Gotera in the North American Review.

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.