Swimming with Elephants Publications

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


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Swimming with Elephants Publications at the NM/AZ Book Awards

We are proud to announce that two of our publications are finalist in the 2018 NM/AZ Book Awards. 

Kat Heatherington’s collection, the bones of this land, winner of our 2017 chapbook competition, is a finalist in the category of best Arizona Poetry Collection.

Rock Paper Scissors, a collaboration between Mary Oishi and her daughter Aja Oishi, is a finalist in the category of New Mexico Poetry Collections.

Those of us at Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC are thrilled and excited to represent these authors. We will be cheering them on at the award ceremony and wish them the best of luck in the competition.

Learn more about Kat Heatherington and her publications here.

Learn more about Mary & Aja Oishi’s collection here.

Please help support our poets by purchasing their collections. Please support our press by donating to our Paypal.

Keep your eyes peeled for our Five Year Anniversary Anthology Release Party, coming in December 2018.

All publications are available at all major book sellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell Books.

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Swimming with Elephants Poets in Public Service: Mary Oishi

During the month of April, the City of Albuquerque created a video series called Poets in Public Service to recognize the work local poets do in the community.  Several of the poets interviewed are authors with Swimming with Elephants Publications.

Check out this video of Mary Oishi.

Mary Oishi is one of the authors of Rock Paper Scissors, one of Swimming with Elephants Publications most recent releases.

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Find more videos and information regarding poetry events in ABQ at ABQtodo.com.