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An Interview with Monica Ong

The Body Is A Walking Anthology, by Katherine Standefer Silent Anatomies is Monica Ong’s first book, selected by Joy Harjo for the Kore Press 2014 First Book Award. Ong, the daughter of a Chinese mother and a Filipino father, is a visual artist and writer whose work explores the socio-political rooms where art and literature

2017 Memoir Award

Cheryl Strayed will judge the second annual Kore Press Memoir Award! Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild; the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things; Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as

Art is Vital Social Labor


I was entrusted with carrying voices, songs, and stories to grow and release into the world, to be of assistance and inspiration.—Joy Harjo In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. —R. Buckminster Fuller

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New Release: Body Burden by Zayne Turner

Winner of 2015 Kore Press First Book Award, selected by Tracie Morris   Body Burden is an investigation—into historical documents, public records, imagined letters, and into a rich variety of visual and linguistic forms. Turner invites readers to experience the language and facts of history and science –  the stuff ‘we make our beds from/and lie among,’

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Tucson Poet Laureate, tc tolbert

Your community, your justice, your voices: Tucson Poet Laureate tc tolbert, on beauty…