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.
Text Comparison: The Iron Maid 1890 vs 1895 – Using this early short story, reminiscent of Poe, we compare two versions of the text to discover Machen maturing as a weaver of wonder and dread.
The Ancient Modern by Joshua Alan Sturgill:
Of particular interest, we recommend his latest poem Silent Water, Spoken Light.
Other recent works include:
Le Pays de l’Amour-Propre
Haunted by Virtue
To Write A Poem Like Baudelaire
Terms of Venery for Solitary Birds
The Rabbit Creation Myth
Old Tom Has Some Work To Do