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, September 23, 2013

In print, all in one spot--

In answer to various people who've asked about what is in print, how to get books, or how to get some book in particular (I get that a lot on the small press books), here's what I know about my 2011-12 books. I'm putting it all in one place and shall put up a rickety little sign with a hand and pointing finger...

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Narratives of two sorts...

Novel: A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage 

The novel is available in hardcover (only a few copies of the hardcover left here and there at indie bookstores and at Amazon) and paperback, as well as for Kindle. Handsome design work by Burt and Burt.

An adventure with a healthy amount of daring, verse, passion, and violence in blank verse: Thaliad, available in paperback in many ways online and off, and in hardcover only through Phoenicia Publishing. You can see the various ways it is available here.

Beautiful art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, immaculate design by Elizabeth Adams.

Poetry collections

The Foliate Head was published in the UK and is available directly through Stanza Press or via Amazon or special order. The first printing has sold out--that's very pleasing, as poetry tends toward low numbers--and the second printing is on the way.

Profusely decorated by artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins of Wales, beautifully designed by Andrew Wakelin.

The Throne of Psyche is still available in both hardcover and paperback at many outlets, online and off, and also at Mercer University Press. Cover image by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, lovely design by Burt and Burt (won a gold Addy award for them.)

Next up: another novel, Glimmerglass.


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.