Mission Statement and Welcome

Allen Ginsberg said, “Fortunately art is a community effort –a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.”

      The Tata Nacho baffled and entertained us in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  We didn’t know what it was. Mitch wondered if it was a cheesy, crunchy, breast shaped snack!  I wondered  if it was too strange of a name to use for a press. After hearing about the need for more venues for writers, we decided to start a venue, start small, but grow.   

Thank you for allowing us to surf your words and wind them into villages–

Poetry editor:

Jesse Loren  Jesse Loren grew up in East Los Angeles and now resides in Winters, California with chickens, dogs, kids and a garden.  A veteran of two marriages, she has lived with a magician, fire-eater, midget, and has castrated sheep with her teeth.  

Her poetry can be found at Exquisite Corpse, Yawp, New Virginia Review and other publications. She co-edited two anthologies, “Mourning Sickness” a collection about miscarriage and infant death, and “Bombshells: War Stories and Poems by Women on the Homefront,” a collection of homefront tales spanning WWII to the present. She is a graduate of UC Irvine, and MFA graduate of UNO. Please look forward to her first poetry collection, Screamin’ Meme which will be published  by Lavender Ink. 

Jesse Loren

 

Fiction and non-fiction editor

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Mitchell Sommers, the fiction/non-fiction editor of Tatanacho, lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he is an attorney practicing in the areas of bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights.  He received his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, his J.D from Dickinson School of Law, Penn State, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans.  He was a columnist for Central Penn Business Journal and has been a frequent op-ed contributor for many Pennsylvania newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Lancaster New Era.  His short stories have been published in PHASE  and Ellipsis, and a short story of his will be published in the upcoming edition of Philadelphia Stories.  He is working on a novel. He lives with his partner, Laura Lippstone and their dachsund Ginger.  His website is www.sommerslawyers.com

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Responses

  1. Very impressive zine. So far, I’ve only read the two fiction pieces in this issue — well worthwhile! I plan to read the whole issue, and come back again.


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