Low Stock on Select Books

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.


Vanishing Copies

The stock of certain books from the Darkly Bright Catalog have fallen to low levels. Now would be the perfect opportunity for interested readers to nab a copy before they disappear. Once out of print, these items will not be available. Also, all orders for the below items will receive a second book as a bonus. (Publisher’s choice)

005  One Is Found First (Hardcover Edition) by Gaelan Gilbert

webcover.jpgThis handsome hardcover is numbered and signed by the poet. Out of a limited run of twenty-five copies, only six remain.


001  Brightly Dark: The Dreadful Ecstasy of Arthur Machen

If you’ve haven’t read Machen, this is an excellent book for the beginner, as it presents a sample of of the great Welsh writer’s fascinating oeuvre. Only two copies remain. Update: One Remaining Copy  Update: Now OUT of PRINT


Out of Print

008  Precession: A Circle of Poems from Africa by Joshua Alan Sturgill

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New Articles, Upcoming 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.


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MACHEN STUDIES:

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.

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We also present the title story to the above collection by Richard Middleton, a delightful tale of rural England and its otherworldly visitants.


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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.

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

Upcoming Publication

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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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.

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

Silent Water, Spoken Light

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:

Text Comparison: The Iron Maid 1890 vs 1895Using 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.  


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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
Christopher
To Write A Poem Like Baudelaire
Terms of Venery for Solitary Birds
The Rabbit Creation Myth
Old Tom Has Some Work To Do

Also, now is the perfect time to catch up Sturgill’s epic Fairy Tale: Awake the World of Dreams, Part 1-5. The Conclusion draws nigh.


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Bensonia:

As a spiritual counterpoint to the “farrago of fraud and fancy” known Spiritualism, we offer Consolatrix Afflictorum, a short tale by R. H. Benson which explores a heavenly visitation.

A Farrago of Fraud and Fancy

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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Bensonia:

Spiritualism by R. H. Benson – A classic essay on the dangers of the once-popular movement by a Catholic priest.

 


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Recent work by Joshua Alan Sturgill:

The Work of Reading
It’s a Lifelong Singalong, If You Let It Be

Also, Sturgill offers this week’s Fairy Tale…


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Fairy Tale Fridays

Awake in the World of Dreams, Part 3 by Joshua Alan Sturgill – the midpoint to this epic fairy tale.

 

 

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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MACHEN STUDIES:

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.

 


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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.

 

 

 

Bensonia + A New Series by Sturgill

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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BENSONIA

Darkly Bright Press presents a dedicated space for the study of the lives and works of the prolific Benson family. As we have done for Arthur Machen, we will be making available forgotten and neglected material in the form of stories, essays and biographies. In the coming months, the section will continue to expand with free, downloadable content such as the recently released book, Where No Fear Was by Arthur Christopher Benson.


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Recent work by Joshua Alan Sturgill:

Honesty
Two Hearts, Two Paths, Two Ends

More by Sturgill:


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Fairy Tale Fridays

Awake in the World of Dreams by Joshua Alan Sturgill. The first installment of  Sturgill’s new long-form fairy tale.

Ghost Story Mondays:

Mr. Tilly’s Seance by Edward Frederic Benson. A humorous take on the spiritualist craze of Edwardian England. 

 

Benson on Fear / God is loving and just…

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.


“The real basis for all deep-seated fear about life is the fear that one will not be dealt  with either lovingly or just.” – A. C. Benson

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Free Book in PDF Format

Where No Fear Was by Arthur Christopher BensonDarkly Bright Press offers this classic volume on Fear, its effects and its cure by English educator and author A. C. Benson. No stranger to the malady, Benson presents the topic with simplicity and straightforwardness, and does so with a patient voice that exhibits practicality in the face of fear and experience in the struggle with it. In its pages, we meet a man who is perceptive and sympathetic toward his reader as a fellow sufferer and laborer.


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Recent work by Joshua Alan Sturgill:

Seconds
This And Not Another
My Friend Shal

 

Free PDF Book on Fear

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.


New Posts

220px-Bensonac

Free Book in PDF Format

Where No Fear Was by Arthur Christopher BensonDarkly Bright Press offers this classic volume on Fear, its effects and its cure by English educator and author A. C. Benson. No stranger to the malady, Benson presents the topic with simplicity and straightforwardness, and does so with a patient voice that exhibits practicality in the face of fear and experience in the struggle with it. In its pages, we meet a man who is perceptive and sympathetic toward his reader as a fellow sufferer and laborer.


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Recent work by Joshua Alan Sturgill:

Life Untended
Eat Them All
Local Weather

 


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Ghost Story Mondays:

A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby. An Australian, Boothby gives us a weird tale set in the wild outback. 

 

 

 

This coming Wednesday, April 15 is the feast day of St. Padarn.

Glorious

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:

A Glorious Old Church – Ever mindful of hidden wonder, Arthur Machen finds it in an old English church.

 


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Recent work by Joshua Alan Sturgill:

The Terror of the Day’s Routine
I Saw the Wonder and Glory

Also, Sturgill offers this week’s Fairy Tale…


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Fairy Tale Fridays

The Woman Who Followed the Wind by Joshua Alan Sturgill, a new and enchanting story.

Ghost Story Mondays:

Sister Maddelena by Ralph Adams Cram. This week’s installment is a tale of absolution beyond the grave.