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Vol. 6, Issue 4: Fall/Winter 2018

Highlights from the fall/winter 2018 issue:

In this issue of Catamaran we take you to the streets, put you in the hot seat, show you what can happen when we don’t resist, and bring you the grand forest protector and legendary California poet Gary Snyder. You will witness the Berkeley anti-war protests of the mid 60s in Hugh Fowler’s electrifying account “Reiko.” And you will learn what propels activists into action and just how far they will go to effect change.  We won’t spoil it for you, but just know that Hank Lawson’s story “Summer Night” will illustrate what can happen when the over-inflated egos of two opposing world leaders collide. 



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

First Friday Lit Chat

Friday, Nov 2nd at Catamaran studio in Santa Cruz

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