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News & Reviews Archive - Red Hen Press


Kim Dower reflects on The Coast Playhouse Poetry Marquee with The WeHo Times

Date: March 1, 2023

The Poetry on the Marquee at the Coast Playhouse came down earlier this week on Monday, February 20, 2023, as the theater gets ready for redevelopment in the near future. Former West Hollywood Poet Laureate, Kim Dower, remembers what it was like to have her words in lights just a few months short of four […]

Electric Lit spotlights COFFEE, SHOPPING, MURDER, LOVE

Date: January 30, 2023

“17 Small Press Books from 2022 that You Might Have Missed” includes Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love by Carlos Allende. “Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love plays with the tropes of crime fiction by way of two memorable narrators, Charlie and Jignesh. Their connection—at first on an unsuccessful date—is rekindled later, when Charlie is selling a freezer…and Jignesh has […]

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Dennis Must’s MACLEISH SQ. reviewed in California Review of Books!

Date: March 21, 2023

As with many of Dennis Must’s other fictions, consisting of three novels and three short story collections, MacLeish Sq. is a tale about personal identity.  Who are we, and how do we come to know the nature of our being in this world?  In this most recent novel, what the imagination seizes just might be true, […]

Publishers Weekly reviews Amber Flame’s APOCRIFA!

Date: March 21, 2023

The expansive and formally inventive second collection from Flame (Ordinary Cruelty) considers the cornerstones of romance—doubt, surrender, grief, resolution—through poems about hunger, exploration, and forbidden fruit.

MACLEISH SQ. by Dennis Must Receives a Five-Star Review on Readers’ Favorite!

Date: March 15, 2023

John Proctor is about to turn seventy when he decides to buy a small farmhouse on the outskirts of the now mostly desolate mill town where he had grown up. Nostalgia haunts his waking hours and he often reminisces about the happier times in his life. One day in wintertime, John sees a young man […]

PACIFIC LIGHT by David Mason Reviewed in Think Journal’s Winter/Spring 2023 Issue!

Date: March 15, 2023

“Pacific Light may be a summing up, but it is also a new beginning, a book that marvels at the world while confronting loss through the lens of joy. Though individually dazzling, its poems combine to stunning effect, equaling—or even surpassing—the very best in Mason’s superb body of work.” —Ned Balbo, Think Journal

PACIFIC LIGHT by David Mason Reviewed in Literary Matters!

Date: March 6, 2023

In Pacific Light, David Mason returns to a familiar theme: his conflicting desires to go places and to stay put. This master of the narrative poem, and a well-established voice in American letters, has, after building a reputation as a writer of the American West, moved to Tasmania.

MACLEISH SQ. by Dennis Must Reviewed in The U.S. Review of Books

Date: February 13, 2023

“At that moment we saw walking toward us a trio of bearded men in black robes mumbling to themselves what I inferred was the liturgy of The White Whale.” As he approaches the age of seventy—the final trimester of his life—memories of John Proctor’s childhood draw him back to the hometown he could not wait […]

EcoLit Books Reviews Thea Prieto’s FROM THE CAVES!

Date: January 31, 2023

The end of the world is not for the faint of heart, and neither is Thea Prieto’s bold and beautiful novella about four humans pushed to the limits of climate catastrophe. Echoing the style of myths and examining the power of storytelling, From the Caves is about Sky, a young man coming of age and learning how […]

Eamon Grennan’s PLAINCHANT reviewed in Good River Review!

Date: January 24, 2023

In his gripping new poetry collection Plainchant, Eamon Grennan weaves a revelatory narrative, rich with precise detail, layered symbolism, and evocative imagery. Plainchant is a powerful compilation of personal reflections. Through his keen observations of the natural world, Grennan captures earth’s vibrant creatures, great and small. An undeniable master of his craft, Grennan is the […]

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