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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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Lud Heat: A Book of the Dead Hamlets by Iain Sinclair

Standing there, on a walk along the whole chain of Hawksmoor churches, we notice five minor obelisks in the fenced area beyond Blake’s burial slab. The Old Street obelisk is aligned beyond the boundary wall: the point of force is discovered. We also come … Continue reading

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Iain Sinclair on Skylight Press

Iain Sinclair describes himself as a “British writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flâneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist.”  He was born in Cardiff in 1943 but has lived much of his life in Hackney, … Continue reading

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The Cult of Seizure by Rikki Ducornet

The lunatic algebra of Love. The frenzied orbits of Mood. The malarial temperatures of Wound. Symbols of the Cult of Seizure: This flesh, this amulet incised. This hot spoor of predators. This zodiac savaged in the sky. Anyone who has … Continue reading

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Interview with Dee Sunshine

“I think you are right to call it a demon.  It is very similar to being possessed by a malevolent entity.  When I was younger I was consumed by my desire to be a writer and artist, and, I have … Continue reading

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