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.

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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.


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 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.


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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.

Compliments of the Season

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.

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MACHEN STUDIES:

Good October – In an essay rarely read since its first publication in 1889, Machen sings the virtues of the tenth month.

Hidden Skeletons

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.


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MACHEN STUDIES:

The Islington Mystery – A fine example of fact and fancy as Machen blends historical murder cases with a clever tale of invented crime.

A queer case was reported in the papers…

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.


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MACHEN STUDIES:

Machen on Crime & Detection – In a rare example of true crime writing, Machen examines the reliability of eyewitnesses during one of the most infamous murder trials in British history.

Poet Publishes Children’s Book

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.


Congratulations to Gaelan Gilbert, author of One Is Found First (Darkly Bright Press, 2018), for publishing a new children’s book with Ancient Faith Press: Laurel and the Wind. The book is beautifully illustrated by Ned Gannon.

Additionally, Gilbert will be contributing new poetry to an upcoming Anthology from Darkly Bright.

Now Available: Ordinary Time

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.


Ordinary-Time-Cover.jpgOrdinary Time by Phillip Neal Tippin

Phillip Tippin’s incarnational vision bursts into life through robust language, formal precision and vivid imagery. With luminous density, Ordinary Time contemplates how the natural world mirrors liturgical life through close attention to common grace. Echoing elements of Hopkins and Guite—but with a voice wholly his own—Tippin traces the thin line between heaven and earth.

—Heidi White, M.A.
Author and Managing Editor of FORMA Journal

Now available for purchase. 

Darkly Bright Press is humbled to publish Ordinary Time, the first volume of poetry by Phillip Neal Tippin. During a time of social chaos and cultural collapse, it is refreshing to discover a poet whose verse emerges from an ancient tradition. With an abiding love for the beauty of a personal God and His relationship with creation, Tippin’s poetry attests to the healing symmetry he finds in faith and nature.  For a sample of his work and a short interview, please visit his poet’s page.

Cover Illustration:
Rio Colorado. Oil on Canvas. 16” x 20”
© 2020 by Jeffery Sparks. All rights reserved.
www.jefferysparks.com

Ordinary Time to Be Published on August 6th

Ordinary-Time-CoverIn Phillip Tippin’s collection, the poet observes his surroundings and squeezes meaning out of rock and tree, water and dirt, and turns it into prayer. Spare scraps of image flit across the page, transforming the seemingly quotidian landscape of middle America into poetry. These are poems to sit with and to contemplate, divulging many layers and textures upon multiple returns.

Jeff Reimer
Author and Editor

Darkly Bright Press is humbled to publish Ordinary Time, the first volume of poetry by Phillip Neal Tippin. During a time of social chaos and cultural collapse, it is refreshing to discover a poet whose verse emerges from an ancient tradition. With an abiding love for the beauty of a personal God and His relationship with creation, Tippin’s poetry attests to the healing symmetry he finds in faith and nature.  For a sample of his work and a short interview, please visit his poet’s page.

Available August 6, 2020.

Cover Illustration:
Rio Colorado. Oil on Canvas. 16” x 20”

© 2020 by Jeffery Sparks. All rights reserved.
www.jefferysparks.com