Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Thunder and Safety reaches Mpumalanga

Good to see that Gakwi Mashego in Shatale, Mpumalanga, has received his copies of Thunder on the highway by Gary Cummiskey and With the Safety Off by Graeme Feltham.

Playing the game

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Saturday, 25 July 2020

I am not a butterfly

With the safety off, by Graeme Feltham

It’s Yeoville in the mid-1990s. Enter Fig, a copywriter with a penchant for living on the edge – staying up all night, having casual sex and snorting cocaine. Drifting from seedy clubs to grotty flats, Fig continues his aimless odyssey … until the day he falls asleep in a client presentation and is fired.
Nine months later Fig is hooked on heroin and turns to drug-dealing for survival. If his previous lifestyle skirted close to the danger zone, it’s now gloves off as he drops all pretence of respectability and descends into a world of syndicates and violence.
From now on, he’s living with the safety off.
A novel not for the faint-hearted ...
Graeme Feltham was born in 1965 and grew up in Uitenhage. He completed a degree in journalism at Rhodes University and moved to Johannesburg in the late 1980s. In addition to being a writer, he was an experimental composer and performance artist. His novella One Hundred Naked Beers was published by Brevitas in 2002. His work also appeared in literary journals such as New Coin and donga. Feltham died in December 2017.
With introductions by Luke Feltham and James de Villiers.
220 pp.
ISBN 978-0-9869982-6-3
I can have the book couriered to your door within 24 hours (excepting weekends) for a total of R260.00. Send an emailk to dyehardpress@iafrica.com to order.

Thunder on the highway available from Dye Hard Press

Thunder on the highway is a chapbook of short poems by Gary Cummiskey. 
24 pages. 
ISBN 978-0-9869982-7-0 

It is a limited edition of 50 numbered copies. 

Thunder on the highway is available directly from Dye Hard Press. For postal delivery by the post office the cost is R70. You will receive a tracking number and will have to collect it from your local post office. Should you want it couriered to your door, with 24-hour delivery, the price will be R140.00.

Send an email to dyehardpress@iafrica.com to order.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Chatsworth available, with free delivery in South Africa

Pravasan Pillay's excellent collection of short stories, Chatsworth, is still available online at Made in Chatsworth. Delivery is free in South Africa.

Visit Made in Chatsworth.


Monday, 13 July 2020

Winter special: Who was Sinclair Beiles?

Winter special (until the end of August)!

Who was Sinclair Beiles?, a compilation of writings about the South African beat poet, compiled and edited by Gary Cummiskey and Eva Kowalska.

Special winter price, including 24-hour courier costs, is R160.00. South Africa only.
For order details email dyehardpress@iafrica.com.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Rock and counterculture: an interview with Benoît Delaune

The latest issue of The Odd Magazine contains an interview with French musician, teacher and writer Benoît Delaune, conducted by Gary Cummiskey. 

Born in 1973, Delaune wrote his PhD about William Burroughs and the use of the cut-up technique in the ‘Nova Trilogy’. He also wrote a short biography of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, as well as theoretical texts and articles about the collage/montage aesthetics in literature, cinema and music. Between 1998 and 2003, he led a micro-publishing structure, Les éditions de la Notonecte, which released books by Claude Pélieu, Mary Beach, FJ Ossang and others. As a musician, he played in many avant-garde bands, close to free-rock and  improvisation. Nowadays he plays guitar, composes and creates artworks for his new band, Orgöne. He's also working on books by Claude Pélieu and Alain Jégou.

You can read the interview here, in both English and French.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

'Pessoa's sister' by Gary Cummiskey in The Odd Magazine

Check out the latest issue of The Odd Magazine for a disquieting, surreal short story called 'Pessoa's sister' by Gary Cummiskey.

'Pessoa's sister' is the second story in the link.

The Odd Magazine #20 is out!

Great news - a stunning issue of The Odd Magazine has landed in cyberspace!

Do have a wonderful time going through this stellar issue, curated in a time when the world needs to fight the odds, more than ever before:

Odd Poetry: Adrian Manning, Arja Salafranca, Brian Rihlmann and Wayn F.Burke
Odd Shorts: Charlei Swailes, Gary Cummiskey, Kari Gillespie, Robert Keith and Yrik-Max Valentonis
Odd Art: Collaborations: Don Yorty-Md Akram, Jan Theuninck-Herman Van Rompuy, Margarita Serafimova-Milen Neykov , Neeti Banerji (Text and Art)
Odd Video: ‘Round Around’ – a film by Yogi Rajput
Odd Interview of Benoit Delaune by Gary Cummiskey (in English and French)

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Pravasan Pillay's Chatsworth available on Made in Chatsworth

Pravasan Pillay's short story collection Chatsworth is also available on the website Made in Chatsworth!

Monday, 15 June 2020