The Trickster Riots Book Release Party

The first full-length poetry collection from Abalone Mountain Press hits shelves June 1, and you’re invited to celebrate with us! “The Trickster Riots” Book Release Party is Saturday, June 4, at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore from 6-9 p.m.

The celebration will feature a discussion, reading, and book signing with the author and illustrator, plus music, snacks, refreshments, swag, and more! If you haven't preordered “The Trickster Riots” yet, we will have copies for sale. Preorder here


In this debut poetry collection, Lakota storyteller Taté Walker steps into the role of a contemporary trickster to continue the purposefully disruptive legacy of a cultural icon: Iktómi, the Spider. “The Trickster Riots” weaves through the origins of a lost baby queer in love and spiritache to shapeshift into a momma spider exploring what it means to be a good relative, an obliterator of status quo, and a builder of community.

Ohíya Walker (Lakota/Ojibwe/Mvskoke) translates their mother's poems into beautifully quirky and emotionally-driven illustrations, perfectly paring with the provocative wordplay to channel Iktómi as they examine Indigeneity. Buckle up: The Trickster Riots journeys through fury and disaffection, libratic ceremony, and the lightning bolts of a struggling future ancestor.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
906 W Roosevelt st.
Unit 2
Phoenix, AZ 85007