... Anthologies: “Tinderbox” appears in Orangelandia: The Literature of Inland
Citrus, edited by Gayle Brandeis (Inlandia Institute, 2014). “Still Life with Djembe
and Black Widow” appears in Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes
Author: Jennifer K. Sweeney
Winner of the Backwaters Prize in Poetry, Jennifer K. Sweeney's Foxlogic, Fireweed follows a lyrical sequence of five physical and emotional terrains--floodplain, coast, desert, suburbia, and mesa--braiding themes of nature, domesticity, isolation, and human relationships. These are poems of the earth's wild heart, its searing mysteries, its hollows, and its species, poems of the complex domestic space, of before and after motherhood, gun terror, the election, of dislocation and home, and of how we circle toward and away from our centers. Sweeney is not afraid to take up the domestic and inner lives of women, a nuanced relationship with the natural world that feels female or even maternal, or a duty to keeping alive poetry's big questions of transcendence, revelation, awe, and deep presence in the ordinary.
... “What Remains” Sakura “This Distance” Forth River “Sweet in The Bitter” and “
Peeled Fruit” Orangelandia Anthology “Some Boys” Raven Chronicles “Mouthed
Memory” Pilgrimage Magazine “Evidence” “Sometimes” Literary Orphans “Open
Author: Casandra Lopez
Publisher: Sun Tracks
"A collection of poems in which the author recounts her brother's murder and the devastating aftermath that followed"--Provided by publisher.
BREATHE IN DAISY, BREATHE OUT STONES is Cindy Rinne's third full collection of surreal poems.
Author: Cindy Rinne
Publisher: Futurecycle Press
BREATHE IN DAISY, BREATHE OUT STONES is Cindy Rinne's third full collection of surreal poems. The poet-artist invites us into an introspective space, calling us to look outward through the lens of beauty and suffering. She explores the fragility of our words, our bodies, our lives, and our death. Whether unearthing a carved oracle bone, listening to a night messenger, or walking on stilts, the experience of this poetry is fluid and raw. Through the emotions of loss, acceptance, forgiveness, relationships, courage, destiny, and love the identities of many cultures and seasons of life are portrayed.
Orange Lady is a poetry collection that recounts the author's experience as an immigrant growing up in South Central Los Angeles, where her family sold oranges on the street in order to survive.
Author: Erika Ayon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Orange Lady is a poetry collection that recounts the author's experience as an immigrant growing up in South Central Los Angeles, where her family sold oranges on the street in order to survive. In adulthood, Ms. Ayón explores different facets of grief from not belonging in certain spaces, longing for a country she left long ago, and the loss of her father. The title itself stems from a moment when she was young, and a classmate called her, "Orange Lady" in front of the whole school after seeing her selling oranges. Although that moment initially caused her immense shame, it later motivated her to become more than her circumstances. These poems depict a journey that begins with recollections of being a street vendor to fading memories of Mexico and South Central Los Angeles, to reflections about a daughter's relationship with her father. They delve into issues of poverty, cultural identity, and the many hardships faced by the immigrant community.