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Thursday, 19 May 2011
Review of Gary Cummiskey's Sky Dreaming - Aryan Kaganof
gary cummiskey was born after a short stint in london in 2009. in that same year he co-opted with sinclair beiles? a collection of titles about the beat poet. it’s intriguing that gary notes high levels of supermarkets in hillbrow as well as his death in 2000 (9 years before the so-called re-birth). gary cummiskey, a midget staring into space, moves on with his legs inspread. he leaps down from buildings into the fire but nobody hears his singing so he drags the terrified, whimpering sinclair beiles? through the hall up to andré gide’s lecture stand where he knocks a glass of papers all over the water. that’s when the cops surround him...read more here
Dye Hard Press is a small publisher in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 1994 it has published more than 20 titles, including work by Alan Finlay, Phillip Zhuwao, Arja Salafranca, Gus Ferguson, Kobus Moolman, Gail Dendy, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Khulile Nxumalo and Pravasan Pillay.
Dye Hard Press publications are distributed by Bacchus Books.
With the Safety Off, a novel by Graeme Feltham. Due out in August 2019, in collaboration with altoviolet.
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A collection of short stories by Pravasan Pillay. Available at select bookstores countrywide, estimated retail price R190. Also available directly from the publisher. Email email@example.com to order.
Recent title from Modjaji Books and Dye Hard Press
Beyond Touch is Arja Salafranca's third poetry collection and was published in collaboration with Modjaji Books in May 2015. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
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A revised and expanded edition of Who was Sinclair Beiles?, edited by Gary Cummiskey and Eva Kowalska. Available directly from the publisher for R160, including postage (South Africa).
Title from Dye Hard Press
Off-ramp, Gary Cummiskey's debut collection of short fiction. Cost is R150, including postage, directly from the publisher.
The Secret Hour, Dye Hard Press, Johannesburg,1994 Lost in a World, Dye Hard Press, 1994 Conspiracies of the Interior, Dye Hard Press, 1994 Visitations, Dye Hard Press, 1995 River of Dreams, Dye Hard Press, 1995 City, Sun Belly Press, Johannesburg, 1995 When Apollinaire Died, Firfield Press, Cape Town, 1996 Head(with Roy Blumenthal), Dye Hard Press, 1998 Reigning Gloves, Dye Hard Press, 2000 Bog Docks, Dye Hard Press, 2005 April in the Moon-Sun, Dye Hard Press, 2006 Today is their Creator, Dye Hard Press, 2008 Who was Sinclair Beiles? (co-edited with Eva Kowalska), Dye Hard Press, 2009 and 2015 Romancing the Dead, Tearoom Books, Durban, 2009 Sky Dreaming, Graffiti Kolkata, India, 2011
I Remain Indoors, Tearoom Books, Stockholm, 2013
Off-ramp, Dye Hard Press, 2013
Don't Stop Until Incinerated, Tearoom Books, Stockholm, 2016
In Naked Field, Concrete Meat Press, Leicester, England, 2019
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