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Rain Violent, Broadside from Peasandcues Press, Vancouver $30

The broadside Rain Violent, from Peasandcues Press (Longview WA), was designed by Marquita Green and printed by Joseph Green. Its background is light cloth-weave sandigraph and overprinted with Marquita’s linocut of the Rain Violent symbol.

The poem Rain Violent is from Ann’ manuscript, “Weather Station,” poems paired with the 99 International Weather Symbols. The poems explore the physical, personal, and cultural effects of climate change.

See Ann’s poem  Dressing the Salmon Queen

Knee deep in seaweed,

she slid with each step,

stuck in wrack so fresh

isopods still twitched

on the slippery surface…

Stealing Light: A Raven Chronicles Anthology, Selected Work from Summer 1991 — Fall 1996, edited by Kathleen Alcalá, Phoebe Bosché, Paul Hunter, and Stephanie Lawyer. The anthology includes the poems, essays, fiction, interviews, and storytelling from 92 writers, and the artwork / illustrations of 26 artists. From 1991 to 2018, for twenty-seven years, we published forty-eight issues of the journal Raven Chronicles.

See Ann’s poem Chatuchak Market, Bangkok

her blood a second


of red marking

mulberry paper                     black lines


                                              her path…