Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Red Hen press’


The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy

    The Tooth Fairy I pictured a figure somewhere between Tinker Bell and Dopey, wafting down through slumberland to collect, for some uncanny reason, my latest molar, placed with care between sheet and pillow, where, in the morning, I’d find another shiny dime. The fairy hailed, I felt, from the box-top capital, Battle Creek, […]

Passings

Passings

The summer was just starting yet like a fast ride it was over. The man and the woman arrived at the end; everywhere they sensed the night blooms and crickets. They yearned for the clean, ironed sheets of blue sky that folded into the past. The man and the woman stood in the yard by […]

Poetry Within Reach & Poetry Pioneers

Poetry Within Reach & Poetry Pioneers

The City of Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek issued a Proclamation: Whereas to observe this month and celebrate the cultural riches our community has to offer, five of the Pasadena Rose poets will be reading… To celebrate National Poetry Month. Five of the Pasadena Rose Poets—Gerda Govine Ituarte, Marcia Arrieta, Teresa Mei Chuc, Hazel Clayton Harrison, […]

The Walled Wife

The Walled Wife

      Footnote #2 (must): This Part Doesn’t Actually Happen in the “Ballad of the Walled-Up Wife,” but I punish the queens anyway The littlest sister leaves; her baby cries. Eventually, the sisters swaddle him to near collapse. He can barely breathe, much less bawl himself to sleep. By the time his mother is […]

Limits

Limits

Limits by Percival Everett In the darkness that is our room, I search. Not for you, for you are sleeping, breathing that sleep breath, Exhaling through that small aperture, good for playing the flute. I search for a darkness within the darkness, Where darkness is pure, Stygian, pure like babies crying And the sound of […]

Cities

Cities

Cities by William Archila   From the cabin, horse-face Hector, trucker from San Julian, shakes his head in laughter, tells us to get back to work; we load Coca-Cola crates from the truck bed, exhaust buildup clogged in our throats, the iron plate of the midday sun pressing down on our backs, and Paco, with […]

Fur, Latex & Fishnets

Fur, Latex & Fishnets

“I’ll be in fur, latex, and fishnets,” writes poet Nicelle Davis. “You?” Perhaps we need to ask the other poets—Louise Wareham Leonard and MacGillivray with appearances by Tom Janikowski and Kim Dower—what they will sport at The Edison in downtown L.A. on September 2 when Pasadena’s Red Hen Press launches “the first of what hopes […]

In the Days of Early Polyester

In the Days of Early Polyester

  “in the days of early polyester” by Celeste Gainey   you don’t know yet you are flammable; jars of Miracle Whip, tubs of Polly-O in the fridge. Your moral imperative on ice, the vertical blinds rattling shut, sleek sofa of solid kerosene resisting your body’s impression. You keep saying, Cotton, cotton, the touch, the […]

Poetry at the Armory

Poetry at the Armory

Voices—each a distinct inspiration—come together to reveal our fragility, peacefulness and necessity for change. Five women. Five poets. Celeste Gainey, Verónica Reyes, Terry Wolverton, Kim Dower, and Eloise Klein Healy. Pasadena’s Red Hen Press presents an intimate gathering at the Armory with “distinct women whose work has pioneered an exciting new wave of female poets […]

Sex World by Ron Koertge

Sex World by Ron Koertge

“He teases out lyricism from the most mundane words, and significance from the most mundane situations,” says author Gene Yang. He is speaking about Ron Koertge, the highly prolific South Pasadenan author who’s newest book is a collection of flash fiction titled Sex World. The title story, it turns out, isn’t about sex at all […]

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