Current News & Events

June 2020 ~  We are delighted to announce that Barbara Epler (New Directions) has included A Shelter for Bells: From the Writings of Hans Jürgen von der Wense in her curated selection of the best summer reading for TANK Magazine’s Summer Reader issue. Epler writes: A Shelter for Bells offers a ravishing selection of the little-known work of Hans Jürgen von der Wense (1894-1966). This brilliant polymath—composer, translator, folklorist, wanderer, aphorist, poet—was also an encyclopedist; for his All-Book, Wense considered and embraced everything—from a register of the items in Alcibiades’s bedchamber to a text fragment on singing crickets and a treatise on earwax. A radical, obsessive walker, Wense was a poet of landscapes and skies. ‘Lost time is not found again,’ Bob Dylan warns, but lost times, and lost geniuses, are sometimes rediscovered—and A Shelter for Bells is proof.”

Following the marvelous lead of Siglio Press, 25% of all proceeds from EP sales during the month of June will go to organizations supporting Black Lives Matter.

February 2019 ~ Herbert Pföstl’s Schrift-Landschaften Drawings and Other Works will be on display at The Brother in Elysium Books (Tivoli, NY) from March 2nd until April 28th. Further details at The Brother in Elysium.

January 2018 ~  Herbert Pföstl and I have curated the latest digital supplement of Reliquiae, an annual literary journal of poetry, short fiction, translations, and essays published by Corbel Stone Press. The journal combines diverse contemporary and historical responses to landscape – ecological, lyrical, ethnological, visionary, philosophical, and esoteric. The latest supplement includes new English translations (by Pföstl and Kristofor Minta) of German-language masterpieces from Adalbert Stifter, Hans Jürgen von der Wense, Caspar David Friedrich, and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.

July 2016 ~ Our first Artist’s Edition is ready to ship and includes prints of Herbert Pföstl’s nine original Schrift-Landschaften drawings, along with a foreword written by filmmaker David Gatten titled “Navigation Charts, Compass Points & Ledger Lines: Herbert Pföstl’s Schrift-Landschaften as Philosophical Instruments.”