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.
SAFARI seems to no longer work
Sunday, January 16, 2022
New mag, live reading TODAY!
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Charisean, Clivean, and poems!
|Yellow Hen and Sunflowers. 2021. Oil, gouache and pencil on panel. |
All paintings from the current
Clive Hicks-Jenkins series...
CHARIS, CLIVE, SUSSEX, MORE!
Clive Hicks-Jenkins made chapter headings and the cover of Charis in the World of Wonders. Then the chapter headings became a cunning line of plates, cups, bowls, teapots, etc. from Sussex Lustreware! And now Clive has made a whole series of paintings featuring the Sussex Lustreware with Charis chapter headings.
Next up, I'm expecting wallpaper, fabric, everything in the world to be Charisean and Clivean! He is such a clever fellow...
|Swan and Snail, 2021|
Oil, gouache and pencil on panel.
CHARIS IN THE WORLD OF WONDERS
HERE's an extended review of Charis in the World of Wonders by a retired English teacher, posting at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Chronicles Community Forum.
Clip: "People today are regrettably predisposed to assume they know all they need to know about the people of Marly Youmans's novel. They may enjoy the fresh air that will blow through their minds when they read this accomplished novel."
|This painting has a Sussex "Loyal Friend" mug|
nestled into a toy theatre
by Jim Pilston.
Had lots of lovely feedback on "Birds and Lilies in Rugosa Canes" (poem.) It's on p. 44, but you can flip through and read the whole magazine HERE.
|I'll have to nab the title from Clive later--|
don't see it with the facebook image.
"The Curtal Candlelight at Tenebrae" (poem) can be found by flying HERE.
This one has garnered lots of gorgeous comments here and there, but I think my favorite might be this:
And if you missed "Starting with a Sentence by Aidan Hart" at First Things, pop over HERE to read. I love Aidan Hart's book on icons and much more, Beauty Spirit Matter. This poem also found a lot of readers and commenters--a thing which I appreciate so much.
|Oil, gouache and pencil on panel.|