Sunday, 28 July 2019

Dye Hard Interviews: John Dorsey: Hittin' the road

John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer(Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015), Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017).  More recently he has published a limited-edition chapbook titled Dying like Dogs, published by Tangerine Press.  He is the current Poet Laureate of Belle, MO. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He can be reached at

DH: When did you start writing poetry? When was your first collection published?

JD: I started writing very bad poetry about 30 years ago. My first collection, which contained much of that early work, was published in 1995 by Jesse Poet Publications, and was entitled When It's Over and Other Poems.  Read more.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

The Edge of Things: South African short fiction selected by Arja Salafranca

Dye Hard Press has FOUR copies left of The Edge of Things, the short fiction anthology edited by Arja Salafranca, which was published a few years back and received much critical acclaim. The Edge of Things contains 24 short stories by 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. 

The cost is R190 per copy, including postage, for South Africa. For overseas the cost is R240, including postage. Send an email to to order.

pushing from the riverbank by alan finlay

Dye Hard Press has just FIVE copies left of pushing from the riverbank by Alan Finlay, published in 2010.
Consisting of 19 poems, this is a beautiful production by one of South Africa's finest poets.
Other titles by Finlay include Burning Aloes, No Free Sleeping and The Red Laughter of Guns in Green Summer Rain, with Philip Zhuwao. He was editor of Blek-Sem and donga, as well as New Coin.
Available at R90 per copy, including postage, for South Africa. For overseas, R140 including postage. Email to order.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Coming soon from Dye Hard Press: With the Safety Off by Graeme Feltham

Graeme Feltham's novel With the Safety Off is in the final stages of production, and I hope to get it to the printer later next week!

Watch this space for more details!

Copies of Beyond Touch by Arja Salafranca still available

Dye Hard Press still has copies in stock of Arja Salafranca's poetry collection Beyond Touch, which was published by Modjaji Books and Dye Hard Press in 2015.
Beyond Touch is Salafranca's third poetry collection and was co-winner of the SALA Poetry Award in 2016.
Copies are available at R145, including postage, for South Africa. For overseas orders, the price is R190, including postage. Contact to order.

Who was Sinclair Beiles?, edited by Gary Cummiskey and Eva Kowalska

A copy of the original edition of Who was Sinclair Beiles? is selling at for R1 400!!!!

But you can buy a copy of the revised edition for much less. Who was Sinclair Beiles?, edited by Gary Cummiskey and Eva Kowalska, is now available at for R170.

Please follow the link below to order.

You can also still order directly from Dye Hard Press. Send an email to for details.

Copies of Kobus Moolman's Left Over still available for sale

Dye Hard Press has unearthed some more copies of Kobus Moolman's poetry collection Left Over, published in 2013.

Available for R150, including postage, in South Africa. For overseas the cost is R190. To order please send an email to