We are very excited to reveal the cover for SPECULATE, a lush collection of microlit by Eugen Bacon and Dominique Hecq coming January 2021. This is our first foray into prose-poetry and we must say that we were blown away by this work. Readers will rejoice at the opportunity to listen in on this imaginative, gorgeous, evocative narrative between two extremely talented authors. In searching for just the right artwork for this cover, we came across the work of an amazing artist, Jr Korpa, whose surreal images felt absolutely perfect for this work. We hope you love the cover and the book as much as we do!
From what began as a dialog between two adventurous writers curious about the shape-shifter called a prose poem comes a stunning collection that is a disruption of language—a provocation. Speculate is a hybrid of speculative poetry and flash fiction, thrumming in a pulse of jouissance and intensity that chases the impossible.More info →
A single detached house tossed out of Speculate settles across your dreams. Skin, paper-thin, desiccated and scripted like a collage, covers the absence of doors, thresholds, verandas, stairways and footpaths. But there are windows and louvres that look out to rain-licked grasslands. This is a house unsealed, with the sky art and earth art washed or rolled into each other on adjacent floors and walls. The roof, unlettered, is made of two sliding suns of creamed panels, foundation-like. Round the back is a rope ladder that will win you over. Up, up you go. Enter with care as you would any fiction that blurs the boundaries of genre, mode or form, that goes beyond the written and borrows from the unwritten. Together we can interweave art with language and watch it shape itself anew in an endless process of spontaneity and play because we can be here and there and away, all at once.
SPECULATE coming January 2021