LATEST LIT FIEND NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE LOST ELATION
compiled by Abbie Foxton
Brand new and spanking words from around the world, Hanzir journal of poetry and short stories is the latest release from Pig Ear Press,
How exotic can you get? This one outta the Meditteranean island jewel of Gozo. Joe Ridgwell is no stranger to these purveyors of original minds. His work has been guillotined, hand sewn and painstakingly letter pressed before. The choice of paper used meticulously chosen via star charts, gsm decided by wizards so that it is able hold the weight of words from some of the worlds greatest underground writers. There are still copies of Joe’s perfect tasters Mexico and Jamaica on their shelves, but word spreads quick and a few more will no doubt be snapped up once all the Lit Fiends hear news of it. You! get the chance to own a limited edition and I can tell ya, do it once and you soon get the taste for it.
But it’s not just the artistry of bookbinding at play here. Oh no, no, no. It’s the stories and thoughts inside that will drive this and future journals. This time Joe has a piece of polaroid fiction called Acapulco Gold. Sharing the bind is Canadian writer and previous Pig Ear Press published author Stephen Hines. His book of short stories The Late Season has received great reviews and besides re reading Ridgwell’s releases was a personal favourite of mine last year and is available through the brilliant London based publisher Tangerine Press. There is also Mather Schneider whose snippets of work I have read recently and encourage you to find more starting here. Everyone else is a who’s who of writers that I should and will know very soon. Poetry by Howie Good, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Tina Cryer, Claudia Bierschenk, John Dorsey, Henry Denander & Alexander Adams
Only 50 numbered copies (make that 49 and the countdown begins) so get yours here