The gender politics of Wonder Woman are suspect. But still. Yay feminism.
Can DJL please be an emerging poet in America? She wants one of these. Thanks.
Quoth Gabriele Wilson:
Each year since 2003, the Poetry Society of America sponsors a contest for emerging writers in which distinguished poets select 4 manuscripts from thousands of entries. The chosen poets receive $1000 and a custom chapbook. Design of cover and interiors. Illustrations by Leanne Shapton, Tamara Shopsin, Joanna Andreasson, GWD and various collected books and patterns.
DJL has been reading Chrysalis by Erin Halliday and thought the time ripe for a little Templar Poetry appreciation from a DJL perspective. (The poetry is, obviously, cracking - DJL can recommend Paul Maddern and Olive Broderick for starters.) These three covers are an absolute delight, and DJL very-much hopes that this will be their style for the foreseeable future.
DJL apologises for her long absence, but LOOK! SHINIES! Yes, the full set of grownup covers from Bloomsbury is finally here!
Hear ye, hear ye, the good lusty folk at Faber have a new alphabet and a new colour scheme in the works! Nifty!
This has been a sad week, and DJL is only just catching up. Here is a beautiful edition of the late Seamus Heaney’s 1969 collection Door into the Dark.
When you have nothing more to say, just drive
For a day all round the peninsula.
The sky is tall as over a runway,
The land without marks, so you will not arrive
But pass through, though always skirting landfall.
At dusk, horizons drink down sea and hill,
The ploughed field swallows the whitewashed gable
And you’re in the dark again. Now recall
The glazed foreshore and silhouetted log,
That rock where breakers shredded into rags,
The leggy birds stilted on their own legs,
Islands riding themselves out into the fog,
And drive back home, still with nothing to say
Except that now you will uncode all landscapes
By this: things founded clean on their own shapes,
Water and ground in their extremity.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Œuvres complètes (IV & VII), collection dirigée par André Algarron, Paris: Robert Laffont, 1957 & 1958.
OH THE WANTING.
(Source: sidgwicks, via bbcsherlockftw)