Traditionally, good writers still found it extremely difficult to get published unless they were in with some trendy clique––Clique Calm books seriously aims to change that by providing a venue for all passionately talented, socially-conscious writers and their supporters. As a publisher of emerging and established voices, our goal is to surpass mere entertainment by educating through well crafted poetry, novels and short stories (fiction and nonfiction) that economically and culturally cross barriers in search of healing solutions to and lucidity in, community and global issues. From a Brooklyn based team of writers, we have evolved into an international network of literary artists.
About the Editor in Chief
Gladys E. Perez-Bashier, also known as Poppy, is a founding member of Clique Calm Books Inc./Foundation (an independent multicultural small press) and a performance artist. She was reared in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn and is the author of Creepin’ Through da Hinge and is also the editor of HEAL: Between the Pages of These Folks We Seek a Panacea, a culturally diverse anthology of poems, short stories, chapters of novels, and songs. She is an alumna of The City College of New York’s Graduate Creative Writing Program. She is currently teaching in New York City and working on a second novel.