Tylwyth Teg

The new impression of Clearing Paths is now available. 

Fairy Tales

fairy 2We return to Wales for more adventures with the mysterious Tylwyth Teg. Once again, our guide is noted folklorist J. Ceredeg Davies. Included is a letter he penned to a supporter.



Happy Release

Ghost Stories

Maurice Baring provides two short sketches of the supernatural with The Shadow of a Midnight & The Ikon.




The Ancient Modern: 20/20 by Joshua Alan Sturgill
The Pilgrimage: Part 17 by Phillip Neal Tippin
The Belltower Blues by Jesse K. Butler

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Letters & Ephemera 

Levavi Oculos… Out of Print / Clearing Paths… Out of Stock

levavi-coverOur limited edition of Arthur Machen’s Levavi Oculos is now out of print. Remaining copies may still be purchased from Eighth Day Books. Recently, the chapbook was featured as part of a seminar held by the Eighth Day Institute in Wichita, Kansas. Some copies of its companion book, A Secret Language are still available.


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Additionally, our newest book, Clearing Paths is currently out of stock. Published on March 1 of this year, the first impression has already sold out. (Some copies remain for purchase at Eighth Day Books.) The second print run will be available soon. In the meantime, we’ve posted examples of work by Bryn Homuth, Luke Bullock, Fr. Gabriel Rochelle and Mark Mosley. These poems can be found in the printed volume.

New Poetry

This week, Darkly Bright Press welcomed Jesse K. Butler to our growing family of poets. For a beginning, he grants a paradisiacal vision of Hospitality.

And, we near the center-point of the The Pilgrimage with Part 14 by Phillip Neal Tippin.

Celebrating the Celtic Saints

Today, March 5th, is the Feast of St. Piran of Cornwall.

170px-icon_of_saint_patrick_christ_the_saviour_church-1Eighth Day Institute presents the 13th Annual Feast of St. Patrick, March 12-13, 2021 in Wichita

Join the Eighth Day Institute for a celebration of Celtic Christianity, culture, Irish whiskey, music and more. The seminar will feature study and discussion on St. Teilo of Wales, the Gallican Liturgy and Levavi Oculos by Arthur Machen. Consider attending or joining the Institute to support its mission of renewing culture through faith, learning and friendship. Register here.


anthology-cover-2Fellow EDI member, Joshua Alan Sturgill recently presented a lecture to a conference of educators. We’re pleased to make the text available: Three Stories of Education.

Phillip Neal Tippin continues his Pilgrimage with Part 12.

Both authors can be found in the newest Darkly Bright publication: Clearing Paths.

Machen Studies

machen-webThis week, we celebrated the 158th birthday of the Apostle of Wonder with Far Off Things, Chapter 4.

A Busy Week Around the Shop…


011  Clearing Paths: A Darkly Bright Anthology of Verse… Available in March.

Art by Brandenburg 

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Now available for purchase: The third artwork from the Artifacts series: The Celtic Pony by Claire Brandenburg. 

Machen Studies

machen-webThis month, we present an early example of Machen criticism from this side of the Pond: America and Mr. Arthur Machen

The Ancient Modern

Center, a new poem by Joshua Alan Sturgill. Last week, the Daily Poem Podcast reviewed a second poem by Sturgill, Feast of Books.

The Pilgrimage

Part 9 by Phillip Neal Tippin