Dear Achiote Press Friends,

We are excited to announce the publication of 3 new chapbooks, now available at our website (

The new issue of ACHIOTE SEEDS, our multi-author chap-journal, features 5 writers from the Pacific Islands: Robert Sullivan, Sage U’ilani Takehiro, Tiare Picard, Michael Lujan Bevacqua, and Dan Taulapapa McMullin. For more info on this issue, click here ( This issue is dedicated to our friend and former contributor, Alfred Arteaga (1950-2008).

Our single author poetry chapbook is titled THE PLAGUE DOCTOR, by Garrett Burrell. Click here for sample poems and bio:

Our special project chapbook is titled THE MOON AINT NOTHING BUT A BROKEN DISH, by Luis Felipe Fabre and translated from the Spanish by Jason Stumpf. Click here to read the Translator’s Foreword:

All 3 chapbooks are printed in a limited edition of 100, and you can purchase them for $6 each.

If you’d like to send a check, please email me and I will send you our address.


In other news, we are now SOLD OUT of Hillary Gravendyk’s THE NATURALIST and our special project ACROSS AND BETWEEN THE VOID, by Padcha Tuntha-obas and Alysha Wood. Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy!

We have about 10 copies each left of our spring chapbooks: ACHIOTE SEEDS SPRING 2008 (featuring Cristina Garcia, Brenda Cardenas, Emmy Perez, and Gabriela Erandi Rico), Maria Tuttle’s SARAME, and Jennifer Reimer’s DREAMS OF DEPARTURE (special projects), so act now.


Please help us spread the word!



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