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an independent, not for profit, publishing agent focusing on supporting the working author and non-profit organizations


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Now Available: Cumulus Collections

Danielle CoxAn anthology of poetry, prose, and artwork from students at V. Sue Cleveland High School 2013-2014.

Now Available!

All proceeds benefit the CHS Poetry Community.

Including:
SethWilson I. Gray
Artwork:  Suzette Licano
Alexander Schlesinger
Casey Shearer
Artwork: Ambrosia Hernandez
Victoria Alexander
Artwork: Stephanie Baker
Kaley Bertrand
Jillian Kovach
Artwork: Miguel Lastra
Santina Dioniso
Photography: Kristina Dominquez
Victoria Alexander
Alyssa Robinson
Artwork: Elizabeth Koschade
Artwork: Cory Toby
Atira Kennedy
Artwork: Rachel Rounsville 38
Sarah Smithson
Photography: Steven Fiedor
P. Madison Baggett
Rachel Rounsville
Meredith McFall
Shannon Mulligan
Miguel Lastra & Meredith McFall
Photography: Lauren Garcia

Cover Photography by Danielle Coz.

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Catching Calliope Spring 2014 Call for Submissions

Publisher LogoThe Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community in conjunction with Swimming with Elephants Publications is officially open for submissions for the next edition of Catching Calliope.

Due out in April of 2014, our Spring edition will feature cover art by Rachel Rounsville and poetry from some of the best in the community.

If you are interested in submitting, please email 3-5 poems, along with a short bio/cover letter to rioranchoyouthpoetrycommunity (at) gmail (dot) com.

There is no theme for this issue. We just want your best work.

Submissions end on April 15, so get writing and submit soon.


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Catching Calliope Book Release

Greetings and Salutations!

Catching Calliope FlyerYou are cordially invited to attend the book release for Swimming with Elephants Publications First Anthology: Catching Calliope Winter 2014.

Catching Calliope is a compilation of poetry from members and supporters of the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community.

During the March 8th edition of The Second Saturday Slam at Cafe Bella Coffee in Rio Rancho, you can pick up a copy for only $10. You can also get your copy on Amazon or CreateSpace if you will miss the evening festivities.

All proceeds from sales go to the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community.

Our goal is to sell 30 books at the release party to be able to pay for the New Mexico State Slam competition in May.

All contributors are entitled to a free copy which can also be picked up at that time.

We are fundraising in order to take the Sandstorm Slam Team to state, as well as other regional slams during the summer months, and ideally earn enough so we can register as an official non-profit.

 


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Now Available: Catching Calliope

BookCoverPreviewSwimming with Elephants Publications is proud to announce the release of its latest publication Catching Calliope. Catching Calliope is a quarterly publication benefiting the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community. All proceeds from sales will go to supporting the community and the Sandstorm Slam Team. Buy your copy today to show your support for poetry and the youth. You do support poetry and the youth, don’t you?

Find your copy at Amazon or CreateSpace.

This is the first edition in what will hopefully become a quarterly publication. All Catching Calliope publications will be benefiting the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community (a non-profit collective focusing on bringing poetry and freedom of expression to Rio Rancho, NM and surrounding areas).

Catching Calliope

an anthology of poetry complied by the members and supporters of the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community

Contributing Authors

Victoria Alexander
Hakim Bellamy
Emily Bjustrom
Alicia Borillo
Benjamin Bormann
Rich Boucher
Matthew Brown
Carlos Contreras
Damien Flores
Daisy Garcia
SethWilson I Gray
Katrina K Guarascio
Atira Kennedy
Zachary Kluckman
Jessica Helen Lopez
Jesus Lucero
Ryan Magee
Gina Marselle
Princess McDowell
Jasmine McSparren
Christian Page
Gabrielle Reyes
Rachel Rounsville
Sarah Smithson
Felicia Vigil
Claire Wimborne

Compiled and Edited by members of the
Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community and featuring the beautiful cover art of Rachel Rounsville


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Katrina K Guarascio

Guitar 300Katrina K Guarascio is a writer and teacher living in Albuquerque, NM.

As an active member of the poetry community, she has worked as an editor for various literary magazines and small presses, along with hosting poetry workshops and producing various poetry performances, including The Second Saturday Slam, Rio Rancho’s only monthly Poetry Slam and Open Mic.

As an educator, her focus resides in bringing poetry into the classroom and making it accessible to students. Guarascio sponsors the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community, coaches a youth Slam Team, and produces a yearly literary magazine of student poetry.

Guarascio also co facilitates the Speak Easy Tangents Workshop series with fellow poet, performer, organizer, Zachary Kluckman and manages the website of La Palabra: The Word is a Woman, a feminist collective created by poet and performer Jessica Helen Lopez.

Forthcoming books published by Swimming with Elephants include:  September: traces of letting go, available in early January 2014 through create space and amazon.com.