Essays and Poems for the New Year

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical ChristianityInspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.


NEW POSTS

eighthday_logo_fnl-smooth_1_website-480w-1Poet Gaelan Gilbert has contributed a new essay, Remembering the Hope: Three Christmas Stories, for the Eighth Day Institute. It’s recommended reading and a worthy organization.

 


The Ancient Modern presents Abbreviated by Joshua Alan Sturgill.

Phillip Neal Tippin guides us through the fourth part of The Pilgrimage.

Garden of Moral Delights

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical ChristianityInspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.


NEW POSTS

New Literary Essay

Darkly Bright Press is pleased to publish The Garden of Moral Delights, an original essay by Jonathan Dale Golding.


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Feast of Books by Joshua Alan Sturgill.


The Pilgrimage

_PNT-bannerThe second installment of a new poetic series by Phillip Neal Tippin, the author of Ordinary Time.


Machen Studies

machen-webFor December, we offer the third chapter from Machen’s enigmatic memoirs, Far Off Things (1922).

A New Poetry Series

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical ChristianityInspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.


NEW POSTS

The Pilgrimage

Darkly Bright Press begins a new poetic series by Phillip Neal Tippin, the author of Ordinary Time. The first installment is now available.


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This week, Joshua Alan Sturgill grants us a hard vision in The Descent.


Reader-CoverNEW MACHEN BOOK:  On December 6, the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra, we published a volume of rare material by the Apostle of Wonder: A Reader of Curious Books.

Rare Machen Collection Now Available

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical ChristianityInspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.

NOW AVAILABLE

Reader-Cover A Reader of Curious Books 
by Arthur Machen

For the first time since the 1880s, this rare material is now available to students of Machen’s literary legacy in one collection. For an excerpt, please read From a Lost Book Shelf.

As Though A Seed

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical ChristianityInspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.


NEW POSTS

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David Kern of the Circe Journal highlighted Joshua Alan Sturgill in an episode of The Daily Poem podcast. He read and offered thoughtful analysis on the poem As Though A Seed, which is found in Sturgill’s collection As Far As I Can Tell (2018). We learned about this a bit late in the game, but thanks to Phillp Neal Tippin for bringing the episode to our attention.

This week, we are pleased to present a new poem by Sturgill: Endgame.


NEW BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED THIS WEEKEND

Reader-CoverOn December 6, the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra, Darkly Bright Press will publish our tenth book overall, and our fifth volume on the work of Arthur Machen: A Reader of Curious Books. For the first time since the 1880s, this rare material will be available to students of Machen’s literary legacy. For an excerpt, please read From a Lost Book Shelf.

From a Lost Bookshelf

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical Christianity. Inspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.

NEW POSTS

From a Lost Bookshelf: For this Month’s Machen Study, we excerpt a section from the upcoming collection – A Reader of Curious Books – a volume of rare, previously uncollected material by the Apostle of Wonder. The book will be released in December 2020.


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The Writer’s Wife: We are pleased to present a new poem by Joshua Alan Sturgill

The Gardener and the Sleeper

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical Christianity.Inspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.


NEW POSTS

The Ancient Modern

 TWO SAINTSJoshua Alan Sturgill presents a new hagiographical essay which uncovers two brilliant gems in the celestial firmament.

November Saints

Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical Christianity.Inspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.


NEW POSTS

November Luminaries

The cell of ILTYD is by the sea-shore,
The ninth wave washes its altar,
There is a fair shrine in the land of Morgan.

—Arthur Machen

cybiToday, for the Feast of St. Illtyd of Wales (11/6), we present a new chapter to the ongoing Visitations series which explores the role of Celtic hagiography in the works of Arthur Machen. The significance of St. Cybi (11/8) is also examined.


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Poet Joshua Alan Sturgill returns from a restful hiatus with All the Writing of the World, a new work of spiritual reflection.