A Night to Remember

Hal Duncan reading from Songs for the Devil and Death at Biblocafe, GlasgowIf ever you have the opportunity to attend a reading by Hal Duncan – especially a poetry reading – I strongly suggest you go. Hearing these poems spoken by the author, who moves with the speed of rocket lightning and speaks with his own brand of fire and brimstone, was truly something special. Most of the photos I took were a blur of movement, a wash of color reminiscent of sound.

Many thanks to Lou at Biblocafe for hosting this spectacular event, and thanks to all who turned out to celebrate the launch of Songs for the Devil and Death. Dis and I had a wonderful weekend, met some fine people and had our very own Glaswegian adventure as we drunkenly and happily wandered back to the hotel after the afterafter party at Hal’s, where we had the pleasure of hearing Hal read Rabelais and talk about some of his works in progress.

Tiny presses like Papaveria depend on the goodwill of others, and on Saturday night that goodwill overflowed. Thank you all again for a fantastic evening of poetry: shouted, chanted, and sung.

Oh and Lou? Your coffee is awesome. Best cup I’ve ever had on the road.

Stone Telling

Stone Telling

Stone Telling is an online magazine of boundary-crossing poetry edited by Rose Lemberg, who named the quarterly after the main character in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home. When Rose approached me about binding the first issue of Stone Telling as a gift for Le Guin, I knew I had to get it right. Rose provided the photograph you see on the cover — it appeared in the first issue along with Le Guin’s poem.

The book was case bound with handmade paper on the cover and a cloth spine and red Lokta endpapers. The text was printed on linen. This book is how I thought Stone Telling would look if it appeared in print.

Stone Telling