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!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Pre-orders begin! The Book of the Red King



The Book of the Red King. 

Hardcover jacket or paperback cover and interior illuminations
by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.



Offered in hardcover and paperback editions;
both available for special pre-order through July 15,
directly from Phoenicia Publishing via PayPal or credit card.
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Please see my updated page for the book HERE.
Blurbs from Kelly Cherry, Kim Bridgford, A. M. Juster
Information about the book, author, and illuminator
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See the Phoenicia Publishing catalogue page to order HERE.

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Note to Rollipokers pilfered from The Rollipoke News:

Please think hard about supporting this book--in some ways the nearest to me of all my books, the poems having appeared as a great, rejoicing flood of surprise--from the wonderful Phoenicia Publishing of Montreal, the small-press brainchild of Elizabeth Adams. It will make me happy if you do, as the Red King, the Fool, and Precious Wentletrap are eager to leap from their world to yours.

Clive's harpy
from the interior illuminations!

Postscript: 
Thank you to Micah Mattix and Prufrock News 
for mentioning the book in Friday's newsletter!



Monday, June 03, 2019

"Carolina Prize Writing Contest Judges Announced, Deadline Approaching" - The Grey Area News


Carolina Prize Writing Contest Judges Announced, Deadline Approaching - The Grey Area News: By Donna Campbell Smith

The Franklin County Arts Council’s Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its fifth annual Carolina Prize Writing Contest.  It is open to writers of any age and location for previously unpublished (this includes online publication) poetry, short stories, essays or creative non-fiction....

Judging the poetry division is award-winning author Marly Youmans, who is a native of the Carolinas, currently living in Cooperstown, New York. Forthcoming from Phoenicia Publishing in mid-2019, The Book of the Red King is her fifth book of poetry. Her prior poetry books are The Foliate Head (UK: Stanza Press), Thaliad (Montreal: Phoenicia Publishing), The Throne of Psyche (Mercer University Press), and Claire (LSU.) She has also published nine novels; next year will see publication of a tenth, Charis in the World of Wonders.

The prose judge is E. M. Jerkins. She describes herself as a wife, and mother of three from Charlotte, NC. She received her B.A. in mass communications from North Carolina Central University and has written and published three novels: Reach, If Ever a Time, and Where the Ground Cries Out. Ersula also owns Write-Hand Publishing, LLC, a company designed to aid in the production of all things literary.

Click the link for more info! And thanks to writer Kim Beall, who asked. Who is Kim? Answer: "a member of the Franklin County Writers Guild, an author of contemporary southern gothic fantasy who is so very grateful to have discovered I can't throw a rock without hitting another wordsmith here in the rural wilds of The Writingest State."