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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.


Date: Jul 15th, 2012

Our very own Dr. Kate Gale talks with 'Beyond the Books' about how Red Hen Press "has made a virtue of being a not-for-profit."

Date: May 31st, 2012

Future Red Hen author Rodney Wittwer, whose first collection, Gone & Gone, hits shelves in September, has been awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He was one of only 7 poets chosen to receive the $7500 fellowship.

Date: Apr 13th, 2012

Congratulations to William Trowbridge, Missouri's newly appointed Poet Laureate! He's the author, most recently, of Ship of Fool. His next collection, currently untitled, is due out in 2014. Read the press release from the Governor's office here.

Date: Apr 13th, 2012

Fifth Wednesday Journal interviews Elise Paschen about poetry, revision, and her most recent project, Bestiary. Click here for the full interview.

Date: Apr 12th, 2012

Katharine Coles, the author Fault, as well as the forthcoming Flight and Reckless, has been named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow! Congratulations, Kate! During her Guggenheim Fellowship period, she will be extending this work into a lyric examination of the history of Antarctic exploration. Read more about her exploits, and the other Guggenheim Fellows, here.

Date: Feb 24th, 2012

Katharine Coles was interviewed by Martin Naparsteck in the October/November 2011 issue of The Writer's Chronicle. Naparsteck explores how the author's experiences and surroundings influence her language and work; he also questions her view of the relationship "between the way a poet seeks the truth and the way a scientist seeks it."

Date: Oct 13th, 2011

Red Hen would like to congratulate Veronica Golos, was chosen a winner the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards for her poetry collection Vocabulary of Silence (Red Hen Press, 2011). The NM Book Awards recognizes the best books in New Mexico and the Southwest. View the New Mexico Book Co-op's complete list of finalists here.

Date: Jul 21st, 2011

The San Francisco Examiner's LJ Moore gives Suck on the Marrow a rave review, writing "Suck on the Marrow is ambitious, complex, unflinching, and ultimately welcoming, so that the ugliness, the pain and suffering that can't be avoided in this history can actually be experienced fully by a reader who is not being called to war, but as witness to human experience."

Date: Jul 7th, 2011

Camille Dungy's Suck on the Marrow has won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation!

Date: Jun 29th, 2011

Don't forget to send us your submissions for the Short Story Award! June 30th is the last day to postmark your entry.

Date: Jun 17th, 2011

William Trowbridge gives an interview on his latest book for Pif Magazine:

Date: May 20th, 2011

Rita Mae Reese's new book, The Alphabet Conspiracy, was reviewed on The Rumpus:

Date: May 13th, 2011

National Poetry Month has come and gone, as it does every year. It’s a fairly new phenomenon, the National [Art Form] Month; National Poetry Month only dates from the mid 90s. National Short Story Month is even newer—it turns five years old next year. It doesn’t really feel like a thing yet, the way National Poetry Month does. Still, the kids like it, and so to celebrate, we’re offering 25% off on nearly all of our short story collections, for the rest of the month, when ordered through the Red Hen website. Just use promo code RHPSSM11 at the checkout screen. For example, click here to visit the page for Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life. Clicking “BUY IT NOW” will add it to your Shopping Cart. Once you’ve added everything you want to your shopping cart, enter the promo code in the text field next to the “Checkout” button, click it, and voila! A full 25% off all the short story titles in your order.

Date: May 10th, 2011

Red Hen writers are taking over the airwaves. Check out Camille Dungy talking about Suck on the Marrow and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison with Word Ballast's Billy Burgos, here.

Date: May 6th, 2011

Anne Coray's newest title A Measure's Hush, published by Boreal an imprint of Red Hen, was given a shining review in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Date: May 6th, 2011

Angel Speak posted a wonderful interview with Annie Finch on their website. She discusses her poetry as well as her Red Hen 2010 title Among the Goddesses.

Date: May 5th, 2011

...for his poem "Roll Out the Fool," originally published in the journal POEMS & PLAYS, and now collected in his new collection, Ship of Fool. A most deserving winner; congratulations, Bill!

Date: Apr 29th, 2011

If you have ever wanted to get a taste of Ellen Meeropol's writing, here is a great opportunity. Shakinglikeamountain.com has posted an enticing excerpt from Ellen's Spring 2011 title House Arrest.

Date: Apr 29th, 2011

Janice Eidus, author of the fall 2010 title The Last Jewish Virgin, took the time to write a fantastic blog about the effect that mother-daughter relationships have had on her writing:

Date: Apr 22nd, 2011

Elise Paschen was featured in Harvard Magazine in a great article about her career as a poet.

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.