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Red Hen Press was at Bryant Park in New York City on August 21st. Featured readers included Camille T. Dungy, Douglas Kearney, Cynthia Hogue, and Sean Nevin. We had a wonderful turnout and everyone had a great time. This was our first time at Bryant Park and we look forward to returning again in the future!
Our next event in the city will be on September 12th at KGB Bar. For more information on upcoming New York events and readings, click here.
A schedule of all upcoming Red Hen events may be found here.
We’ll be celebrating National Poetry Month–known as “April” in some circles–by diving into our favorite books of poetry, both new and old. To help you celebrate with us, Red Hen is offering 30% off and free shipping on all poetry titles released from 2009 through 2012 when ordered through our website. Click here to shop the poetry catalog. Then, just use promotion code RHPNPM12 at checkout to receive your discount. For example, click here to visit the page for Room Service. Clicking “BUY IT NOW” will add it to your Shopping Cart. Once you’ve added everything you want to your shopping cart, enter the promo code in the text field next to the “Checkout” button, click it, and voila! A full 30% off all the poetry titles in your order, plus free shipping.
If you need a little help deciding from the selection, how about one of the following?
From the spring catalog:
Room Service by Ron Carlson
Calamity Joe by Brendan Constantine
But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
We Did Not Fear the Father by Charles Fort
Miracle Day: Midlife Songs by Sebastian Matthews
Steam Laundry by Nicole Stellon O’Donnell
The Geographer’s Wife by Bart Edelman
The Owning Stone (2nd edition) by Jim Peterson
Covet by Lynnell Edwards
And selected backlist titles:
Stickball on 88th Street by Willis Barnstone
In the ice house by Genevieve Kaplan
New and Selected Poems 1957-2011 by Robert Sward
The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems edited by Theresa Malphrus Welford
Ship of Fool by William Trowbridge
Suck on the Marrow by Camille Dungy
The Hundred Fathom Curve by John Barr
Letters to Guns by Brendan Constantine
Last Voyage: Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli translated by Deborah Brown, Richard Jackson, & Susan Thomas
The Heart’s Traffic by Ching-In Chen
Vocabulary of Silence by Veronica Golos
Swimming Swimmers Swimming by Percival Everett
The Alphabet Conspiracy by Rita Mae Reese
Gnawed Bones by Peggy Shumaker
In Confidence by Jim Tilley
We are pleased to announce that a significant portion of the Red Hen catalog is now available digitally: 47 titles, all reasonably priced at $9.99, can now be found on the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, and iBookstore. See the full selection below, and follow the links to purchase your favorite Red Hen books for your favorite e-reader!
The Red Hen Press Fall 2012 Catalog is now available for your viewing pleasure. We’ve got a great bunch of books coming this autumn, everything from a tale of 1950s Scout Camp homophobia to a sequence of narrative poems about, and I quote, “the bad ass reptile holding back the end of time by sticking himself into the spokes of Samsara.” Not to mention An Age of Madness, the latest from acclaimed novelist David Maine. You can check it all out here. Or, just look down.
While Red Hen Press has worked since 2003 to help schools in the greater Los Angeles area with our Writing in the Schools program, there are many more worthwhile efforts taking place throughout the U.S. One such effort in Kansas City is happening at Turner High School. Groups of students at the school led by teachers Marlee Stempleman and Jessica Kendall, have joined together in the Troubadour Poetry Club.
Ron Carlson, winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, Pulitzer-prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, and New York Times bestselling novelist and PEN/Faulkner Prize winner T.C. Boyle will join Red Hen Press for its 17thAnniversary Champagne Luncheon at the Westin Pasadena on Sunday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Since 1994, Red Hen Press has worked to publish over 250 works of literary excellence, to foster diversity, and to promote literacy in our local schools, seeking a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature. After seventeen years of being Southern California’s premier independent publisher of poetry and literary fiction, Red Hen Press will celebrate with a spectacular event featuring conversations with local literary celebrities, a deluxe luncheon, the conferring of three awards, a raffle, a silent auction, and readings by three highly esteemed authors:
Ron Carlson is the author of nine books of fiction, most recently The Signal: A Novel (2009). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, and dozens of other journals and anthologies. He is the co-director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of California, Irvine. Among his awards are the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, Ploughshares’ Cohen Prize, and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award.
Natasha Trethewey is the author of three collections of poetry: Domestic Work (2000), Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002), and Native Guard (2006), for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Her first poetry collection won the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem poetry prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Her second collection was named a 2003 Notable Book by the American Library Association. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
T.C. Boyle is the author of twenty-two books of fiction, including, most recently, Wild Child (2010) and When the Killing’s Done (2011). He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978, where he is Distinguished Professor of English. His stories have appeared in magazines including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and McSweeney’s, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best novel of the year (World’s End, 1988); the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999); and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France (The Tortilla Curtain, 1997).
Other guests include Alice Quinn, Danzy Senna, Percival Everett, Helena Maria Viramontes, Juan Felipe Herrera, Charles Harper Webb, Aimee Liu, Judith Freeman, and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
Proceeds from this event will not only help Red Hen continue its tradition of literary achievement, it will also benefit Red Hen’s Writing in the Schools program, a literacy initiative for underprivileged K-12 students that has provided writing workshops throughout Los Angeles County since 2003. The event will feature poetry readings from participating WIS students at Cleveland Elementary School in Pasadena.
Tables are available for $1,000 and up; individual tickets are $110. For more information, please contact the press at firstname.lastname@example.org.