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Pierre Joris on Skylight Press

Born in 1946 in Strasbourg, France, raised in Luxembourg, Pierre Joris has moved between the US, Europe & North Africa for 50 years, publishing close to 50 books of poetry & essays, translations & anthologies. In 1992 he returned to … Continue reading

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Will Alexander nominated Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Our congratulations to Will Alexander, who has been nominated ‘Poet Laureate’ of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Will here: See the amazing poet read here: Skylight Press has proudly published two of Will’s books, Diary As Sin (Novel) and Kaleidoscopic … Continue reading

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A Few Recent Reviews of Skylight Books

Kaleidoscopic Omniscience by Will Alexander “Vermillion shades of astral haunts abound as Alexander takes his readers through a psychedelic romp that leaves the consciousness reeling. There’s nothing usual about Alexander’s visionary take on history: the contemporary, the ancient, and the … Continue reading

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The Avant-Garde is an Old Man!

Every writer aspiring to break new literary ground has been rattled by that old chestnut from Ecclesiastes: What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. And yet … 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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