Sunday, 21 July 2024

Something is happening, but you don't know what it is ...

Dye Hard Press will soon publish a new collection by one of South Africa's top poets, but I am not saying anything more just yet.

Watch this space!

Thursday, 11 July 2024

Somewhere else arrives in England

Paul Warren the UK arist responsible for the cover design and cover design of Somewhere else, has received his copy. Publisher Subhankar Das was getting ready to send the copy when he passed sp tragically and suddenly. Sub's widow Sabina organised getting the copy to Paul, along with a copy of Subhankar's poetry, Another Ordinary Day.  

Thank you, Sabina.

Monday, 08 July 2024

Thursday, 04 July 2024

Chatsworth still getting around!

 Artist Lucelle Bernadette Pillay received her copy of Pravasan Pillay's Chatsworth today! Chatsworth is published by Dye Hard Press and is available from Clarke's in Cape Town or directly from the publisher.

Monday, 01 July 2024

Thursday, 27 June 2024

Chatsworth in Swedish in hardcover

Today I received my copy of the Swedish translation of Pravasan Pillay's debut shorty story collection Chatsworth -- and it is in hardcover! 

The original, English version of Chatsworth was published Dye Hard Press and is still available from Clarke's in Cape Town.

Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Aiyo! still around


Pravasan Pillay's Aiyo! is still available at Clarke's in Cape Town - either order online or if you are in the area, pop into the shop in Long Street.

Copies are also available at The Commune bookstore in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. 

Please remember this is an edition limited to 100 numbered copies!

Somewhere else in Cape Town!

 Somewhere else,a new chapbook of poems by Gary Cummiskey, will soon be available at Clarke's Bookstore in Cape Town. Watch this space!

Somewhere else is published by Graffiti Kolkata, the publishing venue of the late Bengali poet Subhankar Das.

The cover collage and design is by UK artist Paul Warren.

Thursday, 06 June 2024

Outside the cave and Thunder on the highway arrive two years later!

Good lord - copies of Outside the cave and Thunder on the highway sent by airmail to Pravasan Pillay in Stockholm two years ago have finally arrived! Maybe the SA Post Office is trying to come back to life!

Somewhere else!

Somewhere else, the latest collection of poems by Gary Cummiskey, is available for sale in South Africa directly from the author for R180 includiong courer to your door, at Cover art and design by UK artist Paul Warren and published by Graffiti Kolkata, the groundbreaking small press of the late Subhankar Das.

Outside the cave is still out there!

 Outside the cave, selected poems of Gary Cummiskey and introduced by Kobus Moolman, is still available for sale from Clark's Books in Cape Town. You can also order directly from the publisher at

That I like


Saturday, 25 May 2024

Gifts from the past


The late Subhankar Das was a generous soul, and in the good old days when the South African Post Office still worked we would send books to each other. These are two much-treasured books that he sent to me.

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Travelling the stark electric space ...

The book that brought Subhankar Das and I together - the stark electric space: an international anthology of indie writers, published by Graffiti Kolkata.

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Two of my collections published by Subhankar Das' Graffiti Kolkata


Two of my poetry collections published by Subhankar Das of Graffiti Kolkata, India. Sky dreaming was published in 2011 (cover design by Jenny Kellerman Pillay) and Somewhere else in 2024 (cover art and design by Paul Warren). It was an honour to be published by Subhankar. RIP my friend. 

Hambe kahle Subhankar Das

I am devastated by the news that Kolkata poet, publisher and friend Subhankar Das has passed. He was 61. He was rushed to hospital on Sunday night with a heart attack and passed on today, 22 May 2024.

He recently published my new collection of poems, Somewhere else, and had also published my collection Sky Dreaming in 2011. He has also published poems of mine in various journals and used my artwork on covers of his poetry journal Graffiti.

The above photo shows a joyous Subhankar holding an original artwork by Pascal Ulrich, in January 2023. Photo courtesy of Robert Roman.