Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The book has been out for a little while now. Once again I've been remiss in posting, here. Sorry. Anyway, you can get I Fall to Pieces: Poems Inspired by Lana Del Rey, here:


I love these poems. If you like Lana Del Rey, you will, too!

Sunday, 8 July 2018

I love what Greil Marcus has to say here about Lana Del Rey's ability to "wait out a song":

AB: Sometimes I feel I don’t quite get what you’re aiming at, but I know it’s something I want to understand better. Help me a little with this about Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence”: “Lana Del Rey knows how to wait out a song, and this album may know how to wait out its time.”
GM: What I meant was this: As she writes and sings, she can wait for a song to reveal itself. That’s what her music sounds like: There’s almost always more there at the end of a song than at the beginning. And that while this music might seem light — all surface, all effects, all marketing, all persona, are certain to evaporate — it might be close to permanent, and make as much sense, communicate as fully, and retain or even deepen its suggestive power, far into the future.
Full interview, here: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/a-conversation-with-greil-marcus/

Thursday, 5 July 2018

I bought my first chapbook in 2001 and have never stopped buying them ever since. There's just something alluring about these small, thin volumes with no spine. I have hundreds. Nothing like trawling through a second-hand bookstore and coming across these rare gems. Usually you can pick them up for next to nothing. There are heroes in the seaweed, to quote Leonard Cohen.

There's a nice little article, here, about the importance of the chapbook:


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

After a long hiatus, in the works from Blind Dog Press:

Michael Estabrook -- Selected Poems (late 2018). I have been a big fan of Estabrook's for many, many years. So proud to collect all his best work in one juicy volume.

Sleeping Together -- Harry Crosby (early 2019). This book has been out of print for 60 years. Not exactly sure of the copyright status, but it's not through lack of trying. One way or the other I will be bringing this superb collection of prose poems back into print. They can sue me for the $2 I have in the bank.

and very soon:

From the back cover: "Lana Del Rey was recently described by legendary rock critic Greil Marcus as “the most interesting artist working today, with the possible exception of Bob Dylan.” In this varied collection of poems, Cooper explores the many public (and private) personas of Lana Del Rey, as viewed through the unique prism of his own life."
I am so proud of this book. The 60 or so poems were written in an eight week frenzy between early May and late June. I believe they represent some of my best work.
Sample poem:
I will make the book available on here within a few days.


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Blind Dog Press is seeking submissions of poetry and prose-poetry for a new anthology restricted to current and former residents of the New England and North West of New South Wales, Australia. Please send 2-5 poems in the body of an email, along with a short biography. Deadline is December 1st, 2017, for a February/March 2018 release. Payment is one contributor copy. There is no theme - just send your best work! Previously published is okay, but please specify where the piece first appeared. Submissions to newenglandanthology@gmail.com

Saturday, 17 September 2016


Blind Dog Press is pleased to announce the publication of Glenn Cooper's new book of paratactic prose poems, Emancipator.

From the back cover:

In these multi-layered poems Glenn Cooper continues his exploration into the non-linear, mingling quotidian observation, social critique, word-play and off-kilter philosophy to produce a narrative at once non-existent, yet containing multitudes. These poems invite the reader to participate in the construction of meaning.

105 pages.

$20 U.S. postpaid to anywhere in the world.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Praise for Fierce Invalids:

"What a first-rate production and what a great line-up of authors. I am humbled and proud to be included." -- Corey Mesler

"Great cover.  Wonderful contributions between the pages. Honoured to be included. So pleased you put Rimbaud together!" 
- Lea Harper

"That cover is 'beautiful', simply beautiful - it speaks with an essence of Arthur - childlike in the plumpness of face and the innocent but 'knowing' expression. Amazing - a wonderful collaboration!!!"
- Valli Poole