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!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thank you

to those who voted for Maze of Blood in the Foreword comments section on the maze-page (or who do so by May 20th.)  You have helped to make the book a little more visible, and that is always the difficulty for good books in our age: to be visible. I thank you for helping!


  1. To paraphrase Blanche DuBois: one must always rely upon the kindness of strangers.

    I judge from things you have written here and in the past, all writers need to be a bit like Blanche.

    I wish you continued and increasing success!

    1. Writers do not quite exist without readers.

    2. But all marketing efforts are, in truth, in the Kingdom of Faradoodle.


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.