Category Archives: Poetry

Christ and Qabalah by Gareth Knight and Anthony Duncan

Me Myself (of which I make so great a fuss) is a mere, brittle spike of consciousness on the circumference of being; a tiny terminal of an unplumbed depth. This opening stanza, read in the quiet nave of an old … Continue reading

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Iain Sinclair’s Suicide Bridge

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The new edition of Iain Sinclair’s Suicide Bridge: A Book of the Furies, A Mythology of the South & East – Autumn 1973 to Spring 1978 (Skylight Press 2013) expanded on the original…

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…And Egypt is the River by Michael S. Judge

Every so often a new voice disrupts the silence of sameness, evoking old ghosts and new phantoms with equal surety. …And Egypt Is the River is a collection of mystical prose-poems which the author describes as an attempt, based on … Continue reading

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Suicide Bridge by Iain Sinclair

A brand new edition comprising the most complete version of Suicide Bridge yet published, it includes three extra “books” of material, which formed part of the original work but was not included in previous editions. It also includes photographs and … Continue reading

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Michael S. Judge on Skylight Press

Michael S. Judge was born in 1987 in Kansas City, MO.  He grew up in an Irish Catholic enclave in Kansas City, MO and was taught and terrified by Jesuits, much as per Joyce’s Portrait of an Artist as a … Continue reading

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The Groundlings of Divine Will by Daniel Staniforth

“We are the collective pronoun not to be named; the sacred amalgam, the response harbingers around the fringes of refinery. We are informers and fetishists, sycophants and revolutionaries, the pliant in the trenches of experience, the silent mummers in supplication … Continue reading

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Antiphonal Airs by Joseph Noble

sound remembered beneath the sound board within the fingers recognizable and strange at the rim of summoning and leaving Antiphonal Airs is a mixilating series of poems from poet-musician Joseph Noble.  Some are improvisational riffs on specific composers, their lives … Continue reading

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Joseph Noble on Skylight Press

The Bay Area has always been a hot-bed for experimental poetry, from the Beats and the famous Six Gallery reading to Ferlinghetti’s City Lights enclave to the San Francisco Renaissance that yielded such poetic powers as Rexroth, Duncan, Spicer and … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscopic Omniscience by Will Alexander

In the contemporary American poetry scene Will Alexander stands alone as a unique voice, regularly penning what fellow poet Brian Lucas recently described to me as “oracular, vatic, cosmically penetrating poetry.”  Perhaps the most obvious categorisation is to place him … Continue reading

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In Defence of Poesy: A Skylight Selection

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