Sunday, July 10, 2022

Book Release Party! July 24, 5-7 PM


Sunday, July 24, 5-7 PM. 

We are celebrating three fabulous poets with new books to share! Kendall JohnsonJohn Sierpinski & Jonathan Ferrini will read from and sign copies of their new work at the Retreat Book Store, located at The Joshua Tree Retreat Center.

We are entering through the main gate and following the signs to the office (bookstore is near the office). Plenty of space to social distance, and plenty of parking. Feel free to bring a mask, a lawn chair, and a sun umbrella for your personal comfort. There is limited seating available on-site if you do not have a chair. There is a restroom available at the bookstore. 

Bring a friend and enjoy the party! If you have questions, message us, or send rich an email - Good times!!! 


Friday, July 1, 2022

Open Poetry Reading July 3, 5-7 PM


Open Poetry Reading

July 3, 2022 5-7 PM

The Retreat Center Bookstore Stage
Bring a mask, a lawn chair,
and a free standing umbrella for comfort
as well as your own poetry to read!
Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!

Sponsored by The Joshua Tree Folk School

Come early (open 7a.m. - 3 p.m.) and enjoy the
Joshua Tree Retreat Center Cafe/Restaurant
located at the large red dot on the map.


New Issue Released! Cholla Needles 67

Cover art by Kennedy Knight

This issue features the wonderful writings of
Jeffrey Alfier
Adélia Prado
Jeremy Szuder
Bharti Bansal
David Chorlton
Hannah Szenes
James Marvelle
Vicente Aleixandre
Federico García Lorca
Konstantínos Pétrou Kaváfis
Ishikawa Takuboku