Happy holidays from Paloma Press!
From 4 titles in our first year to 8 books and a 1,244% sales increase in our second, this year, 2019, saw Paloma Press release 5 groundbreaking books!
From our catalog this year:
The Great American Novel (GAN) by Eileen R. Tabios presents a unique vision of visual poetry and multifaceted inquiries on the collision of English and colonialism.
The Good Mother of Marseille by debut novelist Christopher X. Shade is the first ever book-length work of fiction we’ve released. One of Big Other’s “Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2019,” TGMoM poignantly narrates the interwoven stories of Americans and French natives in the year of Marseille’s designation as the European Capital of Culture.
Diaspora: Volume L by Ivy Alvarez reclaims and engages past and current Tagalog idioms, and re-defines them “beyond the bounds and parallels of what we imagine translation can do.”
Elsewhen: pieces by Robert Cowan is an illustrated hybrid collection that blurs the boundaries between poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This second collection “leaps between raunch and high abstraction, sampling logos, allegory, politics, wordplay, philosophy, and history.”
GLIMPSES: A Poetic Memoir (Through the MDR Generator) by Leny Mendoza Strobel offers us a glimpse of the author’s life-long reflections on love, history, decolonization, healing trauma, finding belonging and purpose, and building community.
This year, we’ve put up select works for the PEN Literary Awards, the Pushcart Prize, the Balcones Prizes, and the American Book Awards.
This year, also, we’ve raised money/donated to the Bideawee no-kill shelter, the California Immigrant Policy Center, the Center for Babaylan Studies, the Humane Society, and the Philippine American Writers and Artists.
Thank you to everyone who supported us, and special thanks to our authors who are some of the most brilliant and creative minds we know. Here’s to you and here’s to a happy, book-plenty 2020!