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.
Preface to The Ghost Ship – Writing scores of prefaces and forewords for other writers, Machen created an eccentric body of work both entertaining and insightful. We offer one of his best examples.
We also present the title story to the above collection by Richard Middleton, a delightful tale of rural England and its otherworldly visitants.
009 Ordinary 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
Available for purchase August 2020. For a glimpse into Tippin’s poetic vision, visit his author page.
Rio Colorado. Oil on Canvas. 16” x 20”
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