Thursday, 30 May 2019

Original collage by Bruno Sourdin

This is the original collage by French poet and collagist Bruno Sourdin that graced the cover of my latest poetry chapbook, In Naked Field, published by Concrete Meat Press in Leicester, England. In Naked Field is limited to 50 copies.

Monday, 27 May 2019

A History of Visual Text Art

The most recent issue of Kolkata-based The Odd Magazine has a special feature devoted to a newly published book by Karl Kempton titled A History of Visual Text Art. Together with a introduction by Kempton, a gallery of sample images, as well as link to download the book itself, there is an interview with Kempton and publisher Philip Davenport about the book, conducted by Gary Cummiskey. Well done to Odd Magazine editor Sreemanti Sengupta for putting this rewarding and indispensable project together!

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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Fish Tales

US poet Catfish McDaris has put together a small collection of poems and stories about fishing called Fish Tales. The collection includes a short (surreal) prose poem by me titled 'Angling today'.

You can read Fish Tales here.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

In Naked Field by Gary Cummiskey: Order details

In Naked Field is a chapbook of 20 poems by Gary Cummiskey, published by Concrete Meat Press in
Leicester, England. It is limited to 50 copies. To order click here.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Gary Cummiskey reading from In Naked Field

Gary Cummiskey reading from his latest poetry chapbook, In Naked Field, published by Concrete Meat Press, Leicester, England. Photo: Arja Salafranca

Saturday, 11 May 2019

In Naked Field: a chapbook of poems by Gary Cummiskey

The eagle has landed ... my copies of my latest chapbook, In Naked Field, published by Concrete Meat Press in Leicester, England. Thanks to publisher Adrian Manning and to French poet and collagist Bruno Sourdin, who supplied the cover art.

To order contact Adrian Manning at

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The presences, again

Dye Hard Interview ‒ Rethabile Masilo: From innocence to exile

Rethabile Masilo was born in Lesotho in 1961. He is the author of four poetry collections: Things that are Silent (Pindrop Press, 2012), Waslap (The Onslaught Press, 2015),  Letter to Country (Canopic, 2016) and Qoaling (The Onslaught Press, 2018). His work has appeared in various literary journals online and in print. His collection Waslap won the 2016 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. He now lives in Paris with his wife and children.

You were born in Lesotho but now live in Paris, after stays in South Africa, Kenya and the US. How did you end up in Paris?
Our family was targeted, in 1981, in an organised night attack by agents of the then Lesotho government, the aim being to eliminate our father, Ben Masilo, who had been an outspoken opponent of the government. Following that attack, which failed to kill our father but instead took the life of my 3-year-old nephew, Motlatsi, we left the country in a hurry by crossing the frontier into South Africa under the pretext of ’going shopping’. Read more.