Are We Ready to Receive Poetry?

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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A Poem For the Man on the Street – While extolling the virtues of an epic poem, Machen wonders if we are ready to receive it in this classic review.



Recent work by Joshua Alan Sturgill:

Beautiful Moon! Bella Luna!
Out of Curiosity

Also, Sturgill offers this week’s Fairy Tale…

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Fairy Tale Fridays

Awake in the World of Dreams, Part 2 by Joshua Alan Sturgill – the latest installment of this new long-form fairy tale.

Ghost Story Mondays:

The Golden Dehabeah by Margaret Benson. Read a tale of ghostly wonder of a vanished Egypt by an early pioneer of Egyptology.




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