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News & Reviews Archive - Red Hen Press


New Ohio Review features poem from Lisa Krueger’s forthcoming collection, FLORIOGRAPHY CHILD!

Date: June 1, 2023

History of Desire I. In the photographmy mother is ten;she poses in a ruffled dressand hand-me-down coatthat swallows her armsthe way shame swallowspeople whole. Lost in the oversize. Standingnear a clapboard porch.She knows she is poor,one of the poorest; her shoesare too tight. Other childrentease her about the keyaround her neck. My mother makes drawingsof […]

Voices: April/May 2023 – Shelf Unbound features four books by Red Hen authors David Mas Masumoto, Artem Mozgovoy, Alyssa Graybeal and Jade Shyback!

Date: May 30, 2023

Dive into the next issue filled with a collection of author interviews and excerpts of new stories that bring out the true voice of writers who are pushing boundaries and challenging conventional norms. Our Voices issue is not only a platform for discovery but also a celebration of inclusivity and diversity. In this issue, we […]

Swellcast features interview with Jade Shyback, author of AQUEOUS!

Date: May 23, 2023

#AuthorInterview | Ask debut novelist Jade Shyback a question “…Novelist Jade Shyback has had many lives that I find just completely fascinating. And now is your chance to join the conversation and ask her a question. I’m going to start us out, but please feel free to join in at any time. Jade, I am so excited to talk with you about your […]

Maurya Simon, author of THE WILDERNESS: NEW & SELECTED POEMS, 1980-2016, discusses her work with Mt. Baldy students in article for the Press-Enterprise.

Date: May 23, 2023

By Maurya Simon | Contributing Columnist During National Poetry Month in April 2013, I taught poetry to students at Mt. Baldy School. It was a great experience, and, ultimately, their hard work and inspiration coalesced into a lovely chapbook that several students compiled as keepsakes for the class. This past April and in May, I’m back at […]

Katharine Coles, author of GHOST APPLES, featured on Utah Public Radio’s Access Utah!

Date: May 23, 2023

In her ninth collection of poems, Ghost Apples, Katharine Coles interrogates and celebrates her relationship with the natural world and the various creatures who inhabit it, and in doing so asks what it means to be sentient and mortal on a fragile planet. From her own pet parrot, Henri, to the birds her husband attracts […]

Book Riot features Phuong T. Vuong’s A PLUCKED ZITHER in their list of ‘New & Upcoming Nonfiction & Poetry by AAPI Authors to Read & Preorder’!

Date: May 16, 2023

A PLUCKED ZITHER BY PHUONG T. VUONG (JUNE 6TH) This poetry collection explores migration, memory, language, and the experience of being a refugee. The poems travel through time and space, between Vietnam and the U.S., as the speaker looks for belonging and connection. Many of the poems directly address the ways that war, imperialism, and forced […]

Joy on Paper features Kim Dower, author of I WORE THIS DRESS TODAY FOR YOU, MOM!

Date: May 16, 2023

I often talk about the ‘golden threads’ that connect me to my guests. Kim is certainly one of them. She has enriched my life with her poetry. It was a JOY to talk to her for Mother’s Day about her book: I WORE THIS DRESS TODAY FOR YOU, MOM, a celebration of motherhood and being a daughter. You will […]

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David Mas Masumoto’s SECRET HARVESTS featured in the Southern Review of Books!

Date: April 25, 2023

David Mas Masumoto has a reputation as a remarkable writer. His previous work includes Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm (1996), Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil (1998), and Four Seasons in Five Senses (2003), among others. A third-generation farmer from California, his writing focuses on farming, his Japanese-American heritage, and what it means to live […]

Brenda Cárdenas’ TRACE featured in RHINO Reviews!

Date: April 25, 2023

I heard Brenda Cárdenas read from her new collection, Trace, at The Hungry Brain in Chicago: an incantation, a call to action. By the time I got to the book table, there were no more copies to purchase. Reading the poems on the page is a very different experience. Many writers who code-switch build in […]

RHINO Poetry reviews Francesca Bell’s WHAT SMALL SOUND!

Date: April 25, 2023

Between grief and relief, Francesca Bell’s poems don’t pause, they flow – like a warm bath, and someone quietly bringing a candle; then a cold shower, and the body awakened to spring. In What Small Sound, Bell’s second book, we are placed among bruised words, in a world that makes us feel, that shows the […]

Jade Shyback’s AQUEOUS featured in Kirkus Reviews!

Date: April 18, 2023

Climate disasters amplified by greed have rendered Earth’s surface uninhabitable and space travel impossible; now just three deep-ocean merstations stand between humankind and extinction. Desperate to ensure her last child’s safety, Sunniva’s mother surrendered her to Adm. Blaise and his wife, who name her Marisol. They’re Aqueous’ power couple, living in the merstation off the […]

Alyssa Graybeal’s FLOPPY reviewed in Library Journal!

Date: April 18, 2023

In this compelling memoir, debut author and cartoonist Graybeal writes about her life living with chronic pain and her childhood diagnosis of the rare genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Subscribe to Library Journal to access the full review!

Červená Barva Press reviews David Mason’s PACIFIC LIGHT!

Date: April 11, 2023

In Pacific Light, his newest volume of poems, David Mason proves again that he is a poet whose roots are deep in the mountains and oceans and the time—present, past, and future—they contain. Many of these poems find a way to know a day placed solidly in the present, only to then remember, again, there is […]

Oakville News Reviews AQUEOUS by Jade Shyback!

Date: April 3, 2023

After a phenomenal reception for her debut novel Aqueous at the Winter Institute American Booksellers Association convention in Seattle Washington this February, Oakville’s Jade Shyback is ready for the real publication launch right here in Oakville on May 10th.

Ink19 recommends DRUMMING WITH DEAD CAN DANCE by Peter Ulrich

Date: March 27, 2023

Peter Ulrich writes his memoir as a witness to the rise of one of the most inspiring, celebrated, and enigmatic independent bands to come out of London in the ’80s. He maps 40 years of Dead Can Dance, from their early Australian beginnings playing the Melbourne club scene, to symphony-accompanied performances on the world stage.

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