Monday, 31 January 2011

Postcard reproduction of A Butterfly's Dream - Bruno Sourdin

Bruno Sourdin is a French poet and collagist.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Bleeding on to the page: a review of pushing from the riverbank by alan finlay and an interview by Janet van Eeden with the author

pushing from the riverbank is Alan Finlay’s latest collection of poetry. It deals with, amongst other things, the sensitive underbelly of a life in transition, of a man in the fluid space between identities as partner, father and writer. As such, the poet resonates with universal emotions, dealing in his poetic exploration with the intransigence of his own role as it moves into territories which are not so much unformed as they are unexplored....Read more here

The sun's razor, above the trees at midnight

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Blowing Mouth/The Jazz Poems 1958-1970 by Ray Bremser

Ray Bremser (1934- 1998) was one of the great unrecognised US Beat poets. His street-wise, jazz-infused surreal work is included in about six volumes: Angel, Poem of Madness, The Dying of Children, Drive Suite, Blowing Mouth/The Jazz Poems 1958-1970 and The Conquerors.

Blowing Mouth/The Jazz Poems 1958-1970 was published by Cherry Valley Editions in 1978.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Illustrated book covers: Jack Kerouac's Lonesome Traveller

Illustrated cover of a 1962 Pan Books edition of Jack Kerouac's collection of short prose, Lonesome Traveller. It is the only edition of a Kerouac book in my possession that was printed while he was still alive.

For more (old) illustrated covers of books in my collection, click here.

Review of alan finlay's pushing from the riverbank by Aryan Kaganof

a beautifully assembled and printed collection of poems
designed by the poet’s wife whose typography and layout
attest to an
intimate understanding of her spouse’s more here

Dancing in the city

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sinclair Beiles on surrealist poetry

'Most surrealist poetry became mannered and in its quest for unusual relationships between words, and ideas, was set down at the expense of feelings and motives. The poems became beautiful seashells devoid of life.'

Sinclair Beiles, from the introduction to Marta Proctor's Offering of fire.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Postcard reproduction of L'oracle du Mont-Saint-Michel, a collage by Bruno Sourdin

Bruno Sourdin is a French poet, collagist and mail artist.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Bog Docks available as a free ebook

Gary Cummiskey's poetry collection Bog Docks, published by Dye Hard Press in 2005 and now out of print, is available as a free ebook.

Bog Docks consisits of 28 surreal poems that explore, and challenge, the schizophrenic and often brutal nature of contemporary society. It is a poetry that is not afraid to take risks as it journeys across the hazardous frontiers of the known.

Bog Docks can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Coming soon from Graffiti Kolkata: Sky Dreaming by Gary Cummiskey

Forthcoming publication from Dye Hard Press: The Edge of Things

The Edge of Things is a short fiction special issue of Green Dragon, and consists of 24 short stories selected by Arja Salafranca. The authors are Jayne Bauling, Arja Salafranca, Liesl Jobson, Gillian Schutte, Karina Magdalena Szczurek, Jenna Mervis, Jennifer Lean, Fred de Vries, Margie Orford, Aryan Kaganof, Bernard Levinson, Hamilton Wende, Pravasan Pillay, Beatrice Lakwana, Hans Pienaar, Rosemund Handler, Tiah Beautement, Angelina N Sithebe, Jeanne Hromnik, David wa Maahlamela, Perd Booysen, Gail Dendy, Silke Heiss and Dan Wylie.

Publication is scheduled for March 2011.
More details to follow.

Friday, 07 January 2011


Sunday, 02 January 2011

An independent path: an interview with Subhankar Das

Subhankar Das is a writer, publisher and film producer living in Kolkata, India. He has published fourteen collections of poetry in Bangla though his most recent collection The Streets, the Bubbles of Grass, is published in English by his arts collective, Graffiti Kolkata. He has translated Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish into Bangla and is the editor of the stark electric space..., an anthology of international experimental writing. He has produced six short films and owns a bookstore.

To read the interview, click here

Saturday, 01 January 2011

Christmas greetings from Sweden

Christmas postcard from Pravasan and Jenny Pillay, Sweden.