when bandit queen press was initially announced, I was hyped. the presence and a determination that vibrate through the press’ mission are what movements are made of. history-making begins with ideas like these, as grassroots that become the foundations beneath our feet. lesley-ann brown commands attention from the beginning lines, revealing the connection between a daughter and iconic father. he who seemed to exude strength was now forced to be vulnerable, and she once forced to skip vulnerability when too tender to be strong was now faced with the need for honest assessment, and reasoned forgiveness at an impossible time. is the honest and lush journal of an island girl who cuts away delusion with a sharp reasoned knife, bearing no malice toward the human experience’s ache, or the delayed journey answers make to the heart long after the questions have been asked. it is the memoir of a conscious heart, kindly extending its embrace to life, while patiently knowing the delays of reciprocity, as it delights in the oft overlooked joys that peer up at us wondering if we will notice them as we look onto things we hope will look to us with similar regard.–Purple Zoe, Ultraviolet Underground
About 8 years ago, armed with just a printer, paper and my words, I launched Bandit Queen Press from my kitchen in Copehagen.
In anticipation of the relaunching of Bandit Queen Press and it's new line of exciting, female poets, BQP will be offering now, for a very limited time, a re-issuing of Brown's The Organist's Daughter - a collection of poetry about "growing up Brooklyn" to immigrant parents from Trinidad and Tobago.
Each book is a unique, hand-made and numbered.
*The most unique of papers is used*
Expect up to two weeks for your copy.
Orders will be expedited via paypal (email@example.com) .
Price per book is 200 kr (DK) + shipping (depending where you are) or $35 US dollars.
Contact publisher Lesley-Ann Brown with any questions.
Bandit Queen Press is a Movement that you can be part of!