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

Monday, April 01, 2013

"Thaliad" bookplate update

The Clive Hicks-Jenkins bookplates have arrived here
and will be going out this week--need to get stamps
and envelopes and stiffener! Thanks to all of you
who put in the first orders. Canadian and UK
Thaliad plates have already gone out.


  1. I had a beautiful blue one!

  2. Oh, really? Clearly you are a very special recipient!

  3. It's true, I made some blue ones for myself, and sent Lucy a spare one, as part of my thank you for her having been proprietor of the Artlog while I was away at Christmas. But I will do some blue one for you too, dear Marly, if you would like them. Or any other colour come to that.

  4. Clive, I am entirely too grateful to ever ask for anything from you! Much received already--tangible and intangible...

  5. Oops, didn't know I was a special case! Embarrassed preening ensues...

  6. Lucy, you have long been special in the best possible way!


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.