Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HPR's The Conversation: interview on _Jack London is Dead_

This morning I talked to Chris Vandercook on Hawai`i Public Radio about our forthcoming anthology of writing by white poets (and two fiction writers).  You can access the December 18 interview here.  And the book is here.  Chris was intrigued by the subject matter, the conversation that never really happens in Hawai`i among artists, namely what it's like to write while Caucasian.

Tomorrow my family and I leave for a 17 day trip to Cambodia. I hope to be able to post here and there, but we will be in rural areas and in no-star hotels (we're going with our friend Hongly Khuy and his group of local Cambodian Baptists), so I may have to do my writing old-style, with pen and paper. For the nonce.

Happy holidays, everyone.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Our new website

Tinfish Press is pleased to announce our new website. Click on it!

The process of moving from our old website to the new one was long and arduous.  Jeff Sanner was the designer, Luanna Pescador our intern (who did the moving from one to the other site).  On our web committee, which met several times at Coffee Talk and Glazier's Coffee in Honolulu were my colleague, John Zuern, and future Tinfish poet, J. Vera Lee.  I so appreciate their eyes, their opinions, their hard work, none of it for pay.

We have two new books.  Ya-Wen Ho's book is available in material form, and Jack London is Dead: Contemporary Euro-American Poetry of Hawai`i (and some stories) will be arriving very soon.  I will be on HPR's The Conversation tomorrow to talk about that last book. Podcast to follow.

There are numerous freebies on this new site, including the entire set of Retro Chapbooks from 2010-2011, as well as a pdf of Sarith Peou's Corpse Watching.

Please help us out by buying books and by hitting the donate button at the bottom of the page.  Any amount helps.  Jack London is our biggest book yet, our most expensive to produce & to ship.