Here lies snytactic mystery from strange and alien tongues, unstuck and bound to the land where “Once upon a time” wedges itself in the treated-pine cracks in the doorstep of a drunkard’s single-wide trailer, and holy blood and holy roods are nothing more than cheap wine and scarecrow staves out of some dead land.
Write it on your heart.
Mark it ye.
The Glamour Down Two Path Roads combines “Old Language”, a long poem that begins our journey into a magical American south where questing beasts and enchanted swords take on a shape of their own, and the short story “A Matter of Anachronisms, Archetypal yet Curious in Their Implications”, which takes us deeper into the world Berrien has created. Berrien also provides an Afterword, a fascinating look into the development of both of these pieces and the characters that bring them to life.
A full faux-snakesin binding encloses antique laid paper and parchment endpapers. 45 pages. Black corners highlight the title, which has been printed on metallic gold paper. There is one interior illustration provided by the binder.
Limited edition of 18 numbered copies.
Berrien C. Henderson lives in the deepest, darkest wilds of southeast Georgia with his wife and two children. He teaches high school English, is a long-time martial artist, and has a big geeky spot in his heart for literature, speculative fiction, and comic books.
Among other places, his work can be found in Kaleidotrope, Jabberwocky 4, Clarkesworld Magazine, Farrago’s Wainscot, Fantasy Magazine, Behind the Wainscot, The Shantytown Anomaly, Membra Disjecta, The Journal of Asian Martial Arts, and Drollerie Press. He has been nominated twice for a Dwarf Stars Award from the SFPA.
What would the Sophia say if she sent out texts? This handbound book of 15 one-sided pages was printed on archival, satin paper, library bound with a hard spine and silver and black endpapers. Black cloth and decorative, silver and antique laid paper adorn the cover. The book has been bound to resemble the clamshell style of cell/mobile phone, with the spine at the top. Flip to open and read.
Sara Amis is a current MFA student in the Creative Writing program at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA. She won the 2007 Mangrove Review award for creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Magpie Magazine, the anthology Jabberwocky 3, and has been adapted for the National Public Radio series “Hitchhiking Off the Map.” In addition to the poems in The Sophia Leaves Text Messages, she has a text message poetry project up on Twitter.com titled “The Traveling Bobcat Poetry Show.” She likes to wander from genre to genre with blithe abandon.
Papaveria is pleased to present Sonya Taaffe’s poem Postscripts from the Red Sea in a limited edition of 12 numbered copies. The work first appeared in the July 2007 issue of Goblin Fruit, but as with all of Sonya’s work, Postscripts lent itself exceptionally well to the formation of a small piece of art.
Perfect bound in red Japanese paper with black cloth on the spine which has been reinforced with red ribbon from the binder’s wedding bouquet. The text was printed on white linen paper.
This title is sold out.
Sonya Taaffe has a confirmed addiction to myth, folklore, and dead languages. Poems and short stories of hers have won the Rhysling Award, been shortlisted for the SLF Fountain Award and the Dwarf Stars Award, and been reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase, The Best of Not One of Us, Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2006, Best New Romantic Fantasy 2, and You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories. A respectable amount of her work can be found in Postcards from the Province of Hyphens and Singing Innocence and Experience (Prime Books). She holds master’s degrees in Classics from Brandeis and Yale.