Compiling Volume 001 2015 of our annual print anthology has proven a monumental task. We found ourselves sidetracked for awhile with our ed-in-chief Brentley Frazer disappearing from HQ to write and record a commissioned poem for the Brisbane Poetry Map. Also, our first collected poet A. G. Pettet read from his book and chaired a pop-culture panel at The Brisbane Writers Festival on the weekend. Of course the whole Bareknuckle Books team were there to support him. Thanks to everyone who came along.
Did you notice that! We got sidetracked again, while talking about why we’ve been sidetracked.
Back to the anthology. The first in our annual series will be outstanding. Not only will it contain a selection of thirty incredible writers we have published in the journal over the past twelve months, it will also contain a special section edited by A. G. Pettet. In early October 2015, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first public reading by Allen Ginsberg of his timeless HOWL at Six Gallery, San Francisco 1955, A. G. Pettet has co-ordinated a global celebration. There will be readings in New York, Boulder, Paris, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Launceston. The special section will contain a selection of work from the poets who are reading globally and . . . wait for it . . . we have attained the rights from the estate of Allen Ginsberg and The Wiley Agency UK to publish HOWL, in the journal, in it’s entirety!
Volume 001 in paperback will be available soon . . . stay posted.
Thanks for reading
Bareknuckle Poet ~ Journal of Letters