Forthcoming Titles from Blue Oak Press
by Lisa Dominguez Abraham
Praise for Lisa Dominguez Abraham’s Mata Hari Blows A Kiss
“These are poems that celebrate the many selves we contain within the body. Lush poems of lineage and what is passed down, along with poems of the heart’s incessant needing, this is a poetry made of wonder and acceptance. Here are poems of magic and sheer will.” —Ada Limon
“Lisa Dominguez Abraham’s commitment to poetry, really to the oracular, comes with her collection’s stunning first image—’God poured voice into me, a woman-shaped bowl, / then skimmed a finger along the rim / until I hummed.’ She’s a poet who speaks out of the drama of creatures in their contradictions as they become what they are.” —Dennis Schmitz
About Lisa Dominguez Abraham
Lisa Dominguez Abraham’s poems have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, North American Reviewand Poetry East. Her collection Mata Hari Blows a Kiss won the 2016 Swan Scythe Chapbook Contest, and she is the featured writer in the Spring 2018 Suisun Valley Review. She teaches at Cosumnes River College.
Karst Mountains Will Bloom: The Collected Poems of Pos Moua
by Pos Moua
Pos Moua is a Hmong poet from California’s central valley where he graduated from the University of California, Davis after studying writing with Gary Snyder and Sandra McPherson. In 2001, Swan Scythe Press published his chapbook Where The Torches Are Burning.
In the introduction to Where The Torches Are Burning Gary Snyder wrote, “Here’s a gathering of poems that plunges across rivers, oceans, and mountains, and decades of time, to be now poised and centered in the present moment. The poet is a survivor, a lover, a young father. And he is an immigrant who has already made his own deep connections with the landscape. He does not need us to welcome him.”