Poets & Writers

Small Press Points

dward Vidaurre, publisher and editor in chief of (), describes the press’s authors as “an all-star team of healers” who are “not only invested in self but by Sonia Gutiérrez, a magical bildungsroman in vignettes, and by Marisol Cortez, the “story of an ill-timed love that unfolds in the time of climate change.” , an anthology of art and writing responding to police brutality, is among the titles set for publication in 2021. An abiding commitment to both its readers and writers steers all facets of the press’s work. “The authors of FlowerSong know I push hard for them,” says Vidaurre. “For those who pick up a book from us, I want them to feel that these living words have been custom-made just for them in a beautiful book.” Vidaurre and his team also prioritize timely responses to submitters. “I read for the future of my community, my people that have been underrepresented,” says Vidaurre of seeking out new work for the press. “I want to read and say, ‘I see influences of Julio Cortázar, Allen Ginsberg, Miguel Hernández, Amiri Baraka, Gloria Anzaldúa,’ and then say, ‘But…this feels original, and there’s a truth here I haven’t read before.’” Submissions are open year-round through the press’s website.

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