Permanence vs Pandemic

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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Through his favorite themes of Prayer, Literacy and Labor, Joshua Alan Sturgill gives a centered view on the current crisis: Isolation and Permanence During the Pandemic.

Other recent work by Sturgill:
Evelyn Mary’s Dictionary
A Poem While Gardening
Poetry and the Real

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Fairy Tale Fridays

Tylwyth Teg: Tales of the Fair People as curated by J. Ceredig Davis in his classic study on the oral tradition of the region.

Ghost Story Mondays:

The Traveller: R. H Benson crafts a chilling mix of faith, history and assassination in this classic story.





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