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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Featured SwEP Author: Kat Heatherington

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC would like to reintroduce to you to Kat Heatherington.

Kat Heatherington’s collection, the bones of this land, was published in 2017 after winning first place in a SwEP’s 2017 chapbook competition.

“The Bones of this Land is an exquisite collection of poetry and craft at its apex. Heatherington is an expert at subtle but powerful verse. Her words read like a whisper but resonate like a bomb. Here is a book that will leave you satiated, but curiously enough, hungry for more. ”

~Jessica Helen Lopez,
author of Always Messing With Them Boys and a recipient of the Zia Book Award

Pick up Kat Heatherington’s the bones of this land from Bookworks ABQ

or order from Amazon or Barnes and Noble today!

 

Kat Heatherington

Kat Heatherington is a queer ecofeminist poet, sometime artist, pagan, and organic gardener.    She has been living in Albuquerque since 1998, when she moved here to earn a Master’s in English at UNM.

In 2007 she collaborated with a group of three other unrelated adults to buy land in the Rio Grande Valley and form Sunflower River intentional community, sunflowerriver.org.  Ten years and many life lessons later, Sunflower River is still going strong, and still providing plenty of material to write poems about.

Kat’s work primarily addresses the interstices of human relationships and the natural world.  She has several self-published chapbooks, available from the author at yarrow@sunflowerriver.org.  Her work can be read at https://sometimesaparticle.org.

Coming Soon…

The SwEP staff is hard at work creating beautiful books for the winners of our chapbook competition. Our first place winner, Kat Heatherington’s The Bone of This Land, will be the first to be released and will be available soon. Keep your eyes open for the official release.

Cover Art “Infinite Horizon” by Gwendolyn Prior/ Five Line Studios