Sadie Girl Press Reunion Reading

Kicking off National Poetry with a Sadie Girl Press Reunion Reading. Come to hear poets Nancy Lynée Woo, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Terry Ann Wright, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, and Sarah Thursday on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 5 – 7 pm at Page Against the Machine, 2714 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814.


Jennifer Takahashi

Excited to introduce the artist, Jennifer Takahashi, whose work is included in our next release, Conversations with Gravel.

Sadie Girl Press

Photo by Brock Scott

Jennifer Tara Takahashi grew up near the ocean, camping across California and dreaming under chirimoya trees in her grandmother’s wild back yard. This connection with nature is an important part of who she is as a teacher, artist and woman. She is an artist without the ability to commit to one material, since she enjoys the thrill of learning new techniques. Jennifer explores mixed media, watercolor, fiber arts, silk painting as well as creating crochet ocean meditation stones, fine silver jewelry and once-was-a-sweater plush animals. She creates art to convey serenity, love and to remind others of the joy and healing that connecting with nature can bring. With this in mind, Jennifer opened The Grateful Dandelion Atelier, a children’s studio in Pacific Beach, California, which offers classes in yoga, mindfulness, storytelling and the arts. She looks forward to sharing the hand work, creativity and relaxation that…

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the green salon on June 27th

Have you ever been into a magical land where art, music, and poetry converge into one place? The place exists as the green salon in the home of Roy Shabla in the suburbs of Downey. On Saturday, June 27th, I will be joined by Raquel Reyes-Lopez and Kelsey Bryan-Zwick for a special performance of the journey into our poetic sisterhood. Because this is a private home, in order to find out more details, join the Facebook event page or email me at SarahThursday@gmail.com.GreenSalon5




Cadence Poets at Lucid Moose Lit Launch

A little more about the big press and book launch a few weeks ago.

Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets

In September, long time contributor, Nancy Lynée Woo with myself, Sarah Thursday, set out to launch Lucid Moose Lit, a press focused on social justice issues, and an anthology called Gutters & Alleyways:Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle. In the months prior, we received hundred of submissions, a significant number of which were from our incredible Cadence Collective community of poets. You can find out more about the press and book at LucidMooseLit.com.

You can also watch this wonderful video on YouTube that highlights many of the Cadence contributors at the launch event on September 28th at St. Luke’s Church, including cameos by Fernando Gallegos, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Terry Wright, Clifton Snider, Daniel McGinn, and Raquel Reyes-Lopez. The anthology also includes work by Cadence Collective Poets K. Andrew Turner, G. Murray Thomas, JL Martindale, Graham Smith, Alejandro Duarte

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Long Beach Folk Festival

10352906_822705077751553_1108509089457140228_n On September 27th, 2014, The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival will be taking over the Rainbow Lagoon in downtown Long Beach. Our favorite indie bookstore, Gatsby Books, will have a booth across from the Mill Stage. My poetry partner in crime, Nancy Lynée Woo and I will be at the booth from 2-3 pm to represent all of our poetry projects: Cadence Collective, Sadie Girl Press, and Lucid Moose Lit. Come by and say hello!


Cadence Collective: Year One Anthology!

I am so proud to have this collection ready for you all! Have a look and buy one for yourself.

Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets

After an entire year of daily poetry and three long months of selecting, editing, designing, and proofreading (no summer vacation for this teacher), Cadence Collective is proud to announce its Year One Anthology. We are releasing a beautiful, soft cover, printed-on-paper, actual book that includes over 100 poems by 57 Cadence poets who have been connected to the Long Beach community. Books will be available for only $15 at many fine independent bookstores in the Greater Long Beach Area and beyond, such as Gatsby Books (Long Beach), Read On Till Morning (San Pedro), and Half Off Books (Whittier). If you have an independent bookstore who you’d like to recommend to carry our anthology, please let us know at CadenceCollectiveLBP@gmail.com.

If you live nowhere near these fine places, you may purchase it through the Sadie Girl Press Bookstore or through Amazon. Please feel free to leave a review or comment on our

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