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Scare-devil or "You know, words won't scare the devil…"

I’m proud as hell to land on the gorgeous pages of another Tangerine Press project. Scare-devil or "You know, words won't scare the devil…" is described as:

One-off 'chapbook journal' of new poetry; Volume two, issue two in an ongoing series. (Previous issues in the series include: Counterfeit Crank, Judas-hole, Quincunx, Schizzo, and Turpin's Cave if you’ve seen them, you know why I’m so jazzed!)

The release is limited to 100 numbered copies, £13 plus shipping
28 pages. Format approx. 6"/150mm wide x 225mm/9" tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Strathmore Grandee balboa blue card covers; front cover artwork embossed in silver; 100% recycled, acid-free, text paper; Fabriano Tiziano white endpapers. And the other contributors? Check out this murderer’s row of talent:

Michelle Storer, Adrian Manning, Anngo Genorga, Meena Kandasamy, Anna Wall, Joan Jobe Smith, Billy Childish, John Dorsey, Ford Dagenham, Jessica Jane Charleston, Hosho McCreesh, Claudia Bierschenk, Aimee Campbell, ­Paul Hawkins, Howard Cunnell, Karina Bush.

There might be presses somewhere making books as gorgeous as Tangerine Press…but there aren’t any that make them better!


Underground Lovers

Abbie Foxton and her friend Russ Daum had an expansive and insightful discussion about Chinese Gucci over at Underground Lovers. It’s a great way to dive a little deeper into the book, considering characters, themes, and choices throughout the book, and they both read the book and its intentions well. Of course, as a writer, it’s really a gift to get to see your book and characters discussed in such a meaningful way…so my deepest thanks to them both for taking the time to put this together.

Trailer Park Quarterly...

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Many thanks to Rebecca Schumejda and the folks at Trailer Park Quarterly for publishing “19 Literary, Musical, and Cultural Allusions in Chinese Gucci.” It was fun to go back through the book and pluck these out.

Did you catch any of these with your initial read?

Yr Boy Finally Got Into Yale!

Well, sort of.

Here’s an exciting announcement from your friend and mine, Bill Roberts — the madman behind Bottle of Smoke Press — whose archives have just been acquired by The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.

What that means around McCreesh HQ is that there will be super-snazzy hardcover copies of (at minimum) the following titles, maintained in perpetuity ‘til the sun (or some such) takes it all away:

MARCHING
ATHENAEUM
SUNLIGHT (for OA Press)
THIRST (for Artistically Declined Press)
CHINESE GUCCI (for DrunkSkull Books)

Plus any issues of BOTTLE I was in, along with some broadsides, correspondence between Bill & I, and possibly an unpublished old manuscript.

Apologies for the click-baity misdirection…I’m just super-jazzed to be part of the whole enchilada. Since 2002, BoSP has been putting out really gorgeous books by heavyweights and newcomers alike, a proud body of work that can soon be researched.

Viva la small press!