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A Chest of Viols: A Brief Introduction to English Viol Consort Music

As a cellist and guitarist I have always thought the perfect instrument to be the Viola da Gama, a gut-fretted instrument tuned like a guitar but played like a cello. As with most aficionados my introduction to the instrument came … Continue reading

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My Ongoing Obsession with the Bach Cello Suites

At the tail end of 2014 I came across a book I had been previously been unaware of at a library liquidation sale and bought it for less than the price of a cup of coffee. That the book aroused … 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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Conversation with Gareth Knight

Gareth Knight, an author of some forty books on a wide array of subjects following his training in Dion Fortune’s Society of the Inner Light, is now firmly established as one of the world’s foremost authorities on ritual magic, the … Continue reading

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What Skylight Authors are Reading

It’s always fascinating to see what writers read, where they find sustenance and inspiration for their own work. A few Skylight authors have graciously agreed to let us in on what they are currently reading, whether for guilty pleasure or … 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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