• Events and Appearances
  • Release of Tumbleweed: Against All Odds

    Tumbleweed: Against All Odds_poems by CLS FergusonWe are very excited to announce the release of Tumbleweed: Against All Odds by CLS Ferguson, the newest installment of the Native Blossoms Chapbook Series! A highly accomplished writer, performer, and speech instructor, this is CLS Ferguson’s second chapbook, and her fourth book of poetry.

    Yak Press is so thrilled to offer CLS Ferguson’s work that we’re offering free shipping on pre-orders of her chapbook through April 30, 2018! To pre-order a copy for yourself, click here. Pre-orders will be fulfilled on April 30, 2018, a week in advance of the official launch, which will be held at Chevalier’s Books!

    If you’d like to join us to celebrate the release of Tumbleweed: Against All Odds, please join us for the official book launch at Chevalier’s Books on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 5:00-6:30 PM. CLS Ferguson will read from the collection, and will also be joined by special guest readers from the Native Blossoms Series: Nancy Carroll, Anne Yale, Melisa Malvin-Middleton, and Cindy Rinne.

    CLS Ferguson

    As part of the Native Blossoms Chapbook Series, CLS Ferguson’s chapbook features a constraint poem “that takes the botanical name of a wildflower or other flora native to the poet’s locale as its title.” CLS has chosen to write about Manzanita, which is featured prominently on the book’s cover. CLS will be signing copies of the books, which will be available for purchase at the event.

    Here are the details:

    • What: Book Launch/Poetry Reading for CLS Ferguson’s Tumbleweed: Against All Odds
    • Where: Chevalier’s Books, 126 North Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004      map
    • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 5:00 — 6:30 PM
    • Pre-Order: with free shipping through 4/30/18! Click here.
  • Events and Appearances
  • Hover the Bones Release

    Hover the Bones -- Poems by Melisa Malvin-MiddletonYak Press is very pleased to announce the release of Hover the Bones by Melissa Malvin-Middleton. This lovely collection is the fourth chapbook in the Native Blossoms Chapbook Series, and as such, completes the first “quartet.” A second quartet is forthcoming.

    We’re so excited, we’re offering free shipping on pre-orders of the book through February 18, 2017! To pre-order your copy, click here. Pre-orders will be fulfilled starting February 11, 2017, one week before the official release.

    If you’d like to join us in celebrating the release of Hover the Bones, we’re hosting a poetry reading featuring the books’ author, Melisa Malvin-Middleton, along with the other poets from the Native Blossoms series and some special guest poets at Neutra Institute in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Here are the details:

     

     

     

     

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  • New Releases
  • Pressed Against All That Nothing – New Release

    NB logo_webYak Press is very pleased to announce its latest release with the publication of the third title in the Native Blossoms Chapbook Series: Pressed Against All That Nothing by Cody Deitz. The collection navigates landscapes — both internal and external, physical and metaphysical  — as it chronicles a brother’s battle with addiction. The poems are poignant and stirring, and we find ourselves captured almost as if we’ve been overtaken by a flash flood, moved along with Deitz’ current of emotion, at once overwhelmed and hopeful, and carried through from the opening piece (offered below) to the final poem.

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