First off, our apologies for the long delay in distributing gifts to fundraising contributors. We’re still finding our way as a press, working out various kinks and snags, but we hope to have the links up and the gifts in the mail soon!
Secondly, we’ve posted a beautiful statement of poetics by our poet Cynthia Dewi Oka. Among Cynthia’s insights:
Writing sustains the hope for me that I can redeem my life, that through it what I am might become something worth keeping. Writing is the place I enter to strip myself entirely of defense and to affirm life in its totality. It is where I surrender to the judgment of others and time.I write because it hurts me to know that many of us will disappear in silence.