Monday, May 15, 2017

A New Anthology by The Raving Press

A New Anthology by The Raving Press

The Raving Press is an independent publishing press from the Rio Grande Valley founded by Isaac Chavarria and Gabriel H. Sanchez in 1998. Their publishing adventures have included zines and chapbooks, as well as the long-standing "Lost" anthology. It is headquartered in Mission, Texas. For more information visit

 "Bad Hombres & Nasty Women": The Raving Press to Launch their latest Anthology as an Artistic and Literary Response to Trumpisms from the 2016 Presidential Race

The book launch will be held at Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing on Ware and Frontage Road in McAllen, Texas

Mission, Texas, USA – May 5, 2017 – The Raving Press, a Rio Grande Valley independent book publishing press, has collaborated with authors and artists from across the United States in putting together their latest anthology of art and literature titled "Bad Hombres and Nasty Women" to be released this month.

The press will hold a book launch on May 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing in McAllen, TX. The event falls between the dates of their week-long book fair also to be held at the same location starting on the day of the launch, and lasting until June 3, 2017. The book fair will benefit the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. 

Asked why they decided to publish this latest anthology, the editors Gabriel H. Sanchez and Isaac Chavarria coincided in self-deprecating, humorous fashion that "as a press founded by a Chicano and a Pocho, we felt that it was time to come out from under our oversized sombreros and inappropriate Valley Spring wear (knee-length ponchos) and end our siesta. It was time to work on a response to the Trumpisms about Mexicans being bad hombres, and other comments about nasty women in our society."

The promotional material for the book, found at the webpage 

reads equally as pun-filled as their closing comments about their book launch:

"If anything is true is that we are going to be late to the event in typical Mexican-American fashion, just like we were late in responding to the Trumpisms from the past election. So I guess you can call me lazy," said Sanchez. "But a murderer and a rapist, not even if you gave me a million pesos!"
For more information about the event you can contact the editors at
You can also contact Katrina at Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing 3300 Expressway 83 # 1100 by calling (956) 686-4231.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When is "Bad Hombres" coming to San Antonio?