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Vol. 6, Issue 3: Summer 2018

Highlights from the Summer 2018 issue:

This issue of Catamaran finds redwood trees a repeated theme, both in content and in the deep color of our author's language. Jerry Martien writes about the tragic loss of old-growth redwoods at the hands of the corporate logging industry in his essay “Song of the Redwood Tree.” Maryam Barrie’s poem “At Prairie Creek Redwood State Park” echoes the tremendous healing power of these sacred forests. San Francisco-born and Paris-based author David Downie appears in this issue with a whip-smart, lacerating letter from an ex-lover to her former partner living the good life in Paris. We are also honored to have an interview with novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner Andrew Sean Greer, conducted by Karen Joy Fowler, from his stop at Bookshop Santa Cruz on his worldwide book tour.



Broken Kingdom

by Michelle Bitting

2018 Catamaran Poetry Prize Winner

Now available at our store!

“Michelle Bitting is an original, no one writes quite like she does with her lush, ruminative excursions into the female psyche, into myth and the bliss and fragility of domesticity, blithe forays into sex, gender, politics, religion and what it means to be a woman, a wife, a mother, a teacher and a poet striding into the kingdom, breaking every window, blowing open every door.”  ~Dorianne Laux

Fall Events

Poetry Salon at Gabriella Cafe

Thursday, Nov 8th at Gabriella Cafe in Santa Cruz

Fall Issue Launch

Friday, Nov 9th at Radius Art Gallery in Santa Cruz

Broken Kingdom Book Launch

Thursday, Nov 15 at Salesforce East, 30th floor, in San Francisco