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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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Rikki Ducornet on Skylight Press

“My first novel, The Stain, was set into motion by a powerful dream. That dream unleashed enough energy to fuel four novels—and this to my astonishment. I was an artist, after all, not a writer. Entering Fire, Phosphor in Dreamland, … Continue reading

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Still Booming: The Revolutionary Enclave of South and Central American Literature

With American and British literature intent on creating black-holes of postmodernity and worm-holes to the neo-neo perhaps the most sturdy literary platform of that last few decades has been the ‘boom latinoamericano.’  Spurred on by its own vangardia to challenge … Continue reading

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The Future of Antithologies and the Joris Example

With poetry anthologies always determined by geography, genre, genus, gender, or group dynamics, it’s a joy to come across one that presents an odd assemblage of writers and unseen connections.  In 4 X 1 Pierre Joris, a Luxembourgian now residing … Continue reading

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Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Sunshine

I have lost these bones/ scattered them in mad patterns like a lunatic shaman/ out of his mind on iboga, trying to pull polar-opposite hemispheres together again. Visions of the Drowning Man is the third book of poetry from Glaswegian … Continue reading

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Dee Sunshine on Skylight Press

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Dee Sunshine came to poetry at a young age, winning the Lochaber High School poetry competition in 1979. Soon after he liaised with an active London poetry scene and published a couple of chapbooks. Always interested … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the Late Hugh Fox

A Tribute to the Late Hugh Fox by Daniel Staniforth   The small press king is dead – long live his unending fox-trot.  Long strut the dance of his unquenchable quill, and that clack-clack clog-riffing through the sweet meanders of … Continue reading

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Diary as Sin review on HTML Giant

“Celestial fire modulates through neon fields and aches throughout the lathe of space, animated into dynamic magnetism and psychedelic constellations. Vision explodes through planetary energy as dimensions shift invisibly. Will Alexander is a phenomenal and singular poet, a poet who allows me … Continue reading

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