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Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC is excited to announce our official affiliation with Bookworks Albuquerque.

Bookworks ABQ has been a long time supporter of Swimming with Elephants Publication, LLC hosting various events and supporting our local authors throughout our six years in business. But now we are taking it one step further.

We are happy to say, that Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC is now an official affiliate of Bookworks ABQ. What does this mean? It means Bookworks is our go-to for all online book orders. Although all of our books will still be available via Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and other major distributors, we encourage our audience both local and national to purchase directly from Bookworks ABQ. Doing so will support small businesses, both Swimming with Elephants Publications and Bookworks Albuquerque.

Click on the pictures below to order some of our latest publications directly from Bookworks and keep your eyes open for our next Bookworks event on Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Barger, Kevin

Observable Acts

 

bassam

bliss in die/unbinging the underglow

Bella, Gigi

22

 

Bellamy, Hakim E

Prayer Flag Poems

 

Bjustrom, Emily

Loved Always Tomorrow: A Chapbook

 

Bormann, Benjamin

Shorn: Apologies & Vows

 

Brown, Matthew

Verbrennen

 

Butler, Courtney A. (editor)

Light as a Feather: An Anthology of Resilience: Second Edition

 

Butler, Courtney A.

Wild Horses

 

Christina, Dominique

They Are All Me

 

Coggin, Kai

Periscope Heart

 

Crespin, Eva Marisol

Morena

Fermin, SaraEve

Trauma Carnival

You Must Be This Tall to Ride

 

Gërvalla, Jusuf

Bekimi I Nënës / A Mother’s Blessing

 

Gibson, Wil

Quitting Smoking, Falling in and Out of Love, and Other Thoughts about Death.

 

Unease at Rest

 

Goldstein, Abigayle

Thalassophile: A Chapbook of Poetry

 

González, Manuel

…But My Friends Call Me Burque

González, Sarita Sol

Burquenita

 

Grillo, Christopher

Elegy for a Star Girl

Guarascio, Katrina K

The Fall of a Sparrow

 

My Verse,

 

September

Heatherington, Kat

The Bones of This Land

 

Hendrickson, Brian

Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers

 

Hirshman, Jack and Justin Desmangles

Passion, Provocation and Prophecy

 

Holtry, Mercedez

My Blood Is Beautiful

 

Hotlry, Mercedez & Eva Crespin

Xicana Revolt

 

Hudgens, Jennifer E.

Girls Who Fell in Love with War

 

Kluckman, Zachary

Some of It Is Muscle

 

Kluckman, Zachary (Editor)

Trigger Warning

 

Lambersy, Werner

Pina Bausch

 

Lipman, Paulie

From Below/Denied the Light

 

Lopez, Jessica Helen

Cunt.Bomb.: A Chapbook

 

The Language of Bleeding

 

Lopez, Jessica Helen & Katrina K Guarascio (Editors)

Mothers and Daughters

 

Macaron, Kristian

Storm

 

Marselle, Gina

A Fire of Prayer: A Collection of Poetry and Photography

 

Montoya, Manuel (MJR)

The Promethean Clock or Love Poems of a Wooden Boy

 

Nance, Niccolea

For Those Who Outlast Their Pain

 

Nevins, Bill

Heartbreak Ridge

 

Oishi, Mary and Aja Oishi

Rock Paper Scissors

 

Rottschafer, S.L., Ph.D.

La Diáspora de Un Aztlán Norteño: : Michicanidad Creativity as Witnessed in Bilingual Ethno-Poetry and Photography

 

Smith, Danielle

Gnarly

 

Warren, R.B.

Litanies Not Adopted

 

Williams, Beau

Nail Gun and a Love Letter

 

Wolff-Francis, Liza

Language of Crossing

 

Anthologies

 

Parade: Swimming with Elephants Publications Anthology 2018

 

 

 

 

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Now Available: “Sell Me Insanity” by Marcial Delgado

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC is excited to announce the release of “Sell Me Insanity,’ a chapbook of poetry by Marcial Delgado.

“The brujo knows that magic is not a series of complex alchemical spells or mathematical formulas, but comes from the soil, from the people around him, from the roots and connections to the earth he can draw on. This is what Marcial Delgado does with this collection of poetry. He drinks deep from the wellspring of his own history, and the ties that bind him to his community, and his people. These poems breathe with a rare magic that is at once soft spoken and fierce. This is a wonderful collection of poems from one of New Mexico’s most authentic voices.”

-Zachary Kluckman

Join Marcial this Saturday, June 22 at El Chante Casa de Cultura for the “Voices Of The Barrio: Sell Me Insanity Book Release.” This will be an open mic event so please bring a poem to share or just come and listen. There will also be a potluck. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Marcial will have copies for sale at the release, but his book is also currently available through most major distributors. Find it on Amazon.com by clicking here and it can be Primed to you by Saturday for the event.

Available on Kindle Unlimited: The Language of Crossing

Now available on Kindle Unlimited:  Language of Crossing by Liza Wolff-Francis.

Click here to view Kindle Unlimited as well as find buying options for the paperback.

Liza Wolff-Francis’s Language of Crossing is a collection of poetry that mirrors the true heart-stories along the US/Mexico border. Giving face, voice and humanity to all those who make their way across fronteras, her work is that of a necessary endeavor. She writes of a reality that must be ignored no longer. It is the struggle, strife, and violence that is endured by those who flee their country in hopes of a better life. Her poems, brutally honest and minute, rouse compassion as all good poetry must and begs the question of accountability. Language of Crossing is a political outcry, a finely tuned collection of endurance of a people, and a passionate advocacy for all to take notice. Wolff-Francis is a real activist planting poetic prayer flags across the vastness of a desert.

Now Available: disaster in die / an overdose sunrise by bassam

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC is excited to announce the release of “disaster in die / an overdose sunrise,” a chapbook of poetry by bassam.

“bassam’s ‘disaster in die / an overdose sunrise’ is the third and final installment of a trilogy of poetry collections that I have awaited with bated breath. The first two collections in this trilogy are grim expositions of the intersections of being a marginalized being in an oppressive white supremacist world and the ways that marginalized beings find humour and celebration despite the odds. This final book in the trilogy continues this narrative but, supplies hope for the reader and the world. Hope that in spite and despite of the miseries of oppression, joy and oppression can coexist. Reminiscent of Alicia T. Crosby’s poignant poem ‘If I Should Die Before I’m Woke’ , bassam does not leave their sins and transgressions unexamined. Instead, they cringe at their own missteps and keep themselves accountable, while upholding the standard that they deserve no accolades for this. What they do is simply the bare minimum. ‘disaster in die / an overdose sunrise’ is an authentic, raw and vulnerably poignant book that proves that poetry is magic and that poets are not magicians, but simply vessels for the magic to flow through.”

—Mugabi Byenkya, author of Dear Philomena

Order ‘disaster in die/ an overdose sunrise‘ and ‘bliss in die/ unbinging the underglow‘ from all major book distributors today.

bassam is currently on tour throughout Canada and the United States, promoting their publications. Check out their tour schedule to them in a town near you!

Now Available: I’ve Been Cancelling Appointments with My Psychiatrist for Two Years Now

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC is excited to announce the release of I’ve Been Cancelling Appointments with My Psychiatrist for Two Years Now, a chapbook of poetry by Sean William Dever.

In “I”ve been canceling my appointments with my psychiatrist for two years now,” Sean William Dever captures the essence of living with illness on an emotional level. This short collection serves as a testament to many things: the challenges of battling a healthcare system, the challenges of invisible disorders and diseases, and the challenges we face in ourselves as doubt comes in waves. This work is honest and raw, and sure to connect with many readers.

Order your copy of I’ve Been Cancelling Appointments with My Psychiatrist for Two Years Now today from Amazon or other major book distributors.