Just out: The Book of the Red King, a collection of poems about the mysterious Red King, the lunar Precious Wentletrap, and the transforming Fool (Phoenicia Publishing.) Illuminated by Clive-Hicks-Jenkins. "A must-read and a distinctive, evocative voice. There is no one like Marly Youmans" -Kim Bridgford. Please check out the link above for news, review clips, and more!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Glimmer and shine--

Recognize these, anyone? I am a fan of stained glass and the poetry of Henry Vaughan (and especially his marvelous "The World"), and so I'm excited to see that Clive Hicks-Jenkins has started working on a window commission and is using images some images he made for my poetry collection The Foliate Head and upcoming novel, Glimmerglass. And the way he is handling the text points back to the lettering on Thaliad, The Foliate Head, and Glimmerglass. I love to think that the books we worked on together will be a secret subtext to the window...

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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.