Northern Californians, both natives and transplants, take note: a fabulous new publication is now available to celebrate the place we call home. California Northern: A New Regionalism is a beautiful magazine full of long-form journalism, memoir, and creative writing with a focus on our region's particular concerns and culture. The first volume includes a history of the eucalyptus, an examination of Jerry Brown's political past, and a "mythology" about Beat-era poet Nestor Groome.
The second issue, which includes poetry, photography, a piece on water issues, and another on borders, promises to be just as substantive. Be sure to attend their release party at the Avid Reader in Sacramento on December 9th to hear a preview from contributors and purchase a copy. Or, if the rainy winter weather keeps you indoors, you can buy a subscription from their site for only $11. And if you live in Northern California, consider submitting your work for future issues. Visit their submissions page for all the details.