Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Cover, "The Foliate Head"

The Foliate Head, with a wealth of images by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
and marvelous design work by Andrew Wakelin.
Forthcoming from Stanza Press in the UK.


  1. Wow, Marly. That's some intense emotion...

  2. Hi Robin--

    Clive does not do things by halves!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. But then, I wouldn't expect anything less from Clive.

  4. Yes, the bar is placed high!

  5. The design is powerful and exciting - and that is how you must be feeling. Congratulations to all.

  6. I'm afraid it's more sleepy and tired at the moment, but I shall do my best to get a nap and get into powerful-and-exciting mode.

  7. I agree with marja-leeena in every way. This is a fantastic work of art.
    There is nothing here which is not gorgeous!

  8. And the inside is just as lovely!


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.