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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




Many thanks to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune for giving a shout-out to Ron Koertge, whose prose poem, "Negative Space," has been made into an Oscar-nominated short film. Thanks SGVT! Check out the article here.

We're excited that Steve Almond's Bad Stories is the recipient of a starred review by Booklist. The full review will appear in the February 15th edition of Booklist, but here's a taste of what it contains: "With the same biting wit that marks Almond’s previous books of social criticism, Against Football (2014), the accomplished fiction writer and journalist aims to decode the social conditions that landed Trump in the White House. . . . Almond holds up literature as a guide through America’s age-old moral dilemmas and finds hope for his country in family, forgiveness, and political resistance."

Huge thanks to Reader Views for this fantastic review of Chelsey Clammer’s CIRCADIAN! “If you read just one essay collection this year, make it “Circadian” by Chelsey Clammer.” Read the full review here!

Huge thanks to the Seattle Review of Books for this great review on EAT LESS WATER, saying that these "deeply personal stories, told with love and care" "could not have come at a more perfect moment."

Florencia Ramirez's Eat Less Water was listed as one of the 22 Books for Winter 2018 by Food Tank, an innovative team focused on rethinking the food system and alleviating world hunger. Eva Perroni writes, "Each chapter provides recipes to support a less resource-intensive diet and more sustainable agriculture practices."

Huge thanks to Publisher's Weekly for the review on BAD STORIES, which they call "A worthwhile foray into understanding and responding to the Trump era."

Huge thanks to author Melissa Grunow for writing a wonderful review of CIRCADIAN on The Coil. As she puts it, "Clammer’s vital essays challenge everything we know as true & scientific, & pits it against those things we can never understand."

The fantastic Florida Review gave a rave review of Cynthia Hogue’s In June the Labyrinth, calling it “a stunning and unforgettable book.” Thanks Florida Review!

Huge thanks to Rain Taxi for this fantastic review of t’ai freedom ford’s HOW TO GET OVER, calling it “a courageous and brilliant book… [that] interweaves personal life and American history under four rubrics – how to live, lie, love, and die – always returning to the central idea of “how to get over” during the awful circumstances we live in now.”

Thanks to Midwest Book Review for this fantastic praise, saying A HALFMAN DREAMING is "an enticing read that is sure to provoke much to think about... [and] an excellent and fine literary work.”

Straight out of the Bewitching Book Tour, blogwriter Anie wrote a snappy review of <i>CrossTown</i> by Loren W. Cooper. Check it out here!

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.”

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.