Saturday 28 May 2011
Wednesday 25 May 2011
I am searching for André Gide and have been told he is staying with Sinclair Beiles, so I go to Sinclair’s house in Raleigh Street, Yeoville. It’s been years since I have been out this way, but even so, after I knock on the door, Sinclair answers quite friendly and says, ‘Gide doesn’t live here anymore. I think he’s staying at a flophouse – he went loony, you know’...Read more here
Monday 23 May 2011
The latest issue of online poetry journal Incwadi features work by poets such as Gail Dendy, Ingrid Andersen, Arja Salafranca, Kelwyn Sole, Fiona Zerbst, Gary Cummiskey, Kerry Hammerton, Sarah Frost, Michelle McGrane, Anton Krueger, Crystal Warren and Tania van Schalkwyk.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Janet: Robert, can you tell us a bit about your publishing house? What did you set out to achieve when you started publishing and how long have you been going?
Friday 20 May 2011
Independent publishers: how do they survive? Janet van Eeden interviews Modjaji Books' Colleen Higgs
Colleen: Four years. I wanted to make a platform available for southern African women’s writing, in particular for writers that were unlikely to find other opportunities to be published, or were writing about issues that would not attract the attention of commercial publishers or even of other indie publishers. I also knew that this might mean I would have to work developmentally with some writers, and find really good editors too...Read more here
Thursday 19 May 2011
Sunday 15 May 2011
The Edge of Things, published by Dye Hard Press, together with The Thin Line by Arja Salafranca, published by Modjaji Books, and Glass Jars Among Trees, edited by Alan Finlay and Arja Salafranca, published by Jacana.
Photo: Arja Salafranca
The Edge of Things, published by Dye Hard Press, together with The Thin Line by Arja Salafranca, published by Modjaji Books, for sale at the Exclusive Books stand.
Photo: Arja Salafranca
Friday 13 May 2011
Ira Cohen, who has died of renal failure aged 76, participated in the 1960s artistic counterculture as a poet, publisher, film-maker and raconteur. In the middle of the decade, he took up photography seriously. At his loft in Jefferson Street, New York, Cohen built a chamber with walls and ceilings made from sheets of Mylar, a reflective polyester film. Inside this chamber, he took portraits of William Burroughs, Jimi Hendrix, Alejandro Jodorowsky and the steady stream of hipsters who visited the loft....Read more here
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Saturday 07 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
Ira Cohen made phantasmagorical films that became cult classics. He developed a way of taking photographs in mesmerizing, twisting colors, including a famous one of Jimi Hendrix. He published works by authors like William Burroughs and the poet Gregory Corso. He wrote thousands of poems himself. He wrote The Hashish Cookbook under the name Panama Rose. He called himself “the conscience of Planet Earth.” ...Read more here