By Lara Trace Hentz (poet-writer) (founder of Blue Hand Books) I am remiss in mentioning I'm in the new poetry anthology IN THE VEINS (released 2-1-2017) and last year I did mention the poetry book TENDING THE FIRE by Chris Felver that is coming out in 2017. Louise and I are both that book. NICE!… Continue reading Louise Erdrich on ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans | In The Veins @BlueHandBooks #NoDAPL
“It is no secret that Washington faces a serious debt problem, but last time I checked, it was not because we are spending too much on Indian housing, healthcare or education. It is not because we are spending too much on addressing the scourge of diabetes in Native communities, improving crumbling infrastructure or creating jobs… Continue reading Native Americans in newsrooms #NativeLivesMatter
By Lara/Trace Break out the cigars! We have a new baby -- the brand new anthology CALLED HOME [Book Two: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects]. Whew - it took way more than nine months to make this baby! I do treat books like babies, giving them love and attention while they grow. Eventually… Continue reading Birthing the new book #CALLEDHOME
read this review!
Trace DeMeyer, who lives in western Massachusetts, has been an important figure in the regional Native literary scene. In the late 90s and early 2000s she was an editor at The Pequot Times, the excellent paper published out of Mashantucket. She still freelances for News from Indian Country, keeps several blogs of her own (linked throughout this post), and Tweets Native news at ModernNdn. With all of her media savvy and vast network of connections, DeMeyer recently started Blue Hand Books, a new e-publishing collective well-positioned to support established and upcoming Native authors, who are often frustrated by more entrenched publishing houses.
Hot off Blue Hand’s e-presses is her own poetry chapbook, Sleeps with Knives (just over $5 at amazon). Writing under the pen name Laramie Harlow, DeMeyer revisits and expands some of the traumatic personal history she explored in One Small Sacrifice…
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I am thrilled and honored to read this post on Indigenous New England Literature !http://indiginewenglandlit.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/trace-demeyer-and-blue-hand-books/And if you want to know more about Blue Hand Books? click here: http://www.bluehandbooks.orgSigned copy? I can mail you one!WaDo Siobhan Senier for these good words!
Ok - I birthed a brand new company called Blue Hand Books on 11-11-11! Yes, I did! It was synchronicity in the way it all happened. I've known John C. Hopkins (Narragansett) since 2001 when we worked together at the Pequot Times. John was on the East Coast with his Navajo wife Sara last year… Continue reading my brand new (ad)venture
My other life as Trace now includes this: http://bluehandbooks.blogspot.com/ and our store: http://www.bluehandbooks.com This will be the end of my posts here for 2011. Happy 2012 everyone...