|Art by Kim Vanderheiden.|
Here is just one of twelve works
made by artist Kim Vanderheiden
in response to a single poem from The Book of the Red King.
Am I astonished? Yes, I am astonished.
Where possible, readings
will be accompanied by images of art-in-response
by Kim, Clive Hicks-Jenkins (my longtime book-illuminator),
and Mary Boxley Bullington.
What a deeply touching thing to have serious artists
surprise me with wonderful pictures
before the book even appears
from Phoenicia Publishing of Montreal,
under the guidance of Elizabeth Adams,
publisher of beautiful books.
What a marvelous
and entirely unexpected
The Red King approaches.
The Fool is singing on his journey.
And Precious Wentletrap is wandering the moon path.
Pub date comes near!
Seek Giacometti’s “The Palace at 4 a.m.” Go back two hours. See towers and curtain walls of matchsticks, marble, marbles, light, cloud at stasis. Walk in. The beggar queen is dreaming on her throne of words…You have arrived at the web home of Marly Youmans, maker of novels, poetry collections, and stories, as well as the occasional fantasy for younger readers.
- Seren of the Wildwood 2023
- Charis in the World of Wonders 2020
- The Book of the Red King 2019
- Maze of Blood 2015
- Glimmerglass 2014
- Thaliad 2012
- The Foliate Head 2012
- A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage 2012
- The Throne of Psyche 2011
- Val/Orson 2009
- Ingledove 2005
- Claire 2003
- The Curse of the Raven Mocker 2003
- The Wolf Pit 2001
- Catherwood 1996
- Little Jordan 1995
- Short stories and poems
- Honors, praise, etc.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The lure of the Red King
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.
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