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News Archives - Red Hen Press

Ra Malika Imhotep, Author of GOSSYPIIN, Featured on poem-a-day by the Academy of American Poets!

Ms. Magazine features FLOPPY in a list of “The Most Anticipated Feminist Books of 2023”

Electric Lit spotlights COFFEE, SHOPPING, MURDER, LOVE

“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 accidentally killed a coworker and is trying to cover it up. Allende’s novel has just what the title promises: a lot of fun and a lot of dark humor.” 

TROUBLE FUNK by Douglas Manuel Featured in the Upcoming March/April Issue of Foreword Reviews!

Black music—funk, soul, disco—from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, coupled with the love shared by his parents, set the rhythm and inspiration for this collection, Douglas Manuel’s second after Testify, itself a Benjamin Franklin Award winner.

Marybeth Holleman discusses TENDER GRAVITY on Outdoor Explorer!

What draws us to the outdoors? Marybeth Holleman is an Alaskan writer who’s new book of poetry, titled tender gravity, expresses many reasons. Marybeth is a long time Alaskan whose works include The Heart of the Sound and Among Wolves. Her collection of poems are accessible and cover everything from moss to comets and from her garden to the Brooks Range. In her interview with host Paul Twardock she discusses how loss, exploration, activism and day to day life intertwine with her poetry to create this deep and lovely collection.

Lorraine Berry Publishes a Tribute to Cai Emmons, Author of LIVID, in The LA Times

Cai Emmons, novelist and playwright, was furiously busy in the months leading up to her death Monday at age 71. But she might well be best remembered for a blog she maintained after she was diagnosed with bulbar-onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on Feb. 4, 2021.

David Mason discusses PACIFIC LIGHT in Interview with the Colorado Poet

David Mason grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and has lived in many parts of the world, including Greece and Colorado, where he served as Colorado Poet Laureate for four years. He is the author of eight books of poetry including including The Country I RememberSea SaltDavey McGravyThe SoundPacific Light (Red Hen Press) and Ludlowwhich won the Colorado Book Award and was featured on the PBS NewsHour. He has also written a memoir and four collections of essays, of which the most recent are Voices, Places and Incarnation and Metamorphosis: Can Literature Change Us? (forthcoming in 2023). His poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in such periodicals as The New YorkerHarper’sThe NationThe New RepublicThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Times Literary SupplementPoetry, and The Hudson Review. Also an opera librettist, Mason lives with his wife Chrissy (poet Cally Conan-Davies) on the Australian island of Tasmania, near the Southern Ocean.

Dolores Hayden Author of EXUBERANCE Interviewed in Metropolis Magazine!

Following her recent Vincent Scully Prize win, the architect and urban historian spoke with Metropolis about the infrastructure of care, material feminists, and aviation poetry 

David Mas Masumoto, author of SECRET HARVESTS, Discusses His Forthcoming Book in the Fresno Bee!

About Place Journal Features Three Poems by William Archila, Author of THE GRAVEDIGGER’S ARCHAEOLOGY!

Orion Review Includes Pamela Uschuk’s REFUGEE On Their List of Recommended Poetry Books of 2022!

The first line of Pamela Uschuk’s extraordinary new book Refugee throws down the gauntlet to all who are guilty of less than full attention to the blood-drenched, war-torn contemporary world: “So you think you can live remote…”

LitHub Features Pete Hsu on the Otherppl Podcast Discussing IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I’D CARRY YOU HOME!

As an Asian American writer in literary fiction, there’s been a lot of really great stories told about the immigrant experience. That’s been one of our our go-to subjects. And I love those stories. Those were what made gave Asian American fiction a foothold, and it grew from there. It’s still a very rich subject to mine for storytelling, but it’s not necessarily the story that I gravitate towards as a writer.

La Maja Desnuda Interviews Diane Thiel about QUESTIONS FROM OUTER SPACE!

Diane Thiel, Author of QUESTIONS FROM OUTER SPACE, Interviewed for the Miami Book Fair!

YOUR NOSTALGIA IS KILLING ME in Most Read Reviews of North of Oxford

John Weir’s short story collection Your Nostalgia is Killing Me is featured in North of Oxford’s “Most Read Reviews” of this year. Charles Rammelkamp writes “Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me is entertaining and heartbreaking by turns, always a gripping read.”