Sunday, July 25, 2021


My Rabbit's Shadow Looks Like a Hand

My new novella has just been published and is available from many online outlets (for example Amazon and Barnes&Noble, etc). This work is the joint best piece of fiction I have ever written (in my own view; and the other one is Students of Myself, also recently published).

The title for this novella, My Rabbit's Shadow Looks Like a Hand, is one I have kept in readiness for many years, decades even. I have a notebook in which I write down the titles of potential future stories. Three years ago I finally began writing it and now here it is, in both hardback and paperback editions. Eibonvale Press always produce beautiful books. I am extremely pleased with the cover design.

The novella was partly inspired by Don Marquis and his 'Archy and Mehitabel' sequence of poems. In my novella there are twelve shadow rabbit's who create twelve texts (poetry and prose mostly) that are fully contained works but also interact with each other to form a bigger story. These twelve facets are set in a frame by another story and it turns out that this framing story is also potentially framed in a larger cosmos.

Publication of this novella is my main writing news of the moment. I have been lucky enough to have five books scheduled for publication this summer. Three are already out (this one is the third). But I always have snippets of writing news that I neglect to mention on my blog. For example, I recently was interviewed on radio about my next book, the poetry collection Bunny Queue.

I might also mention the publication of one of my three-part poems in the July issue of Mermaids Monthly. The publication of four of my poems in Borderless Journal. My article on William MacGonagall. The first review of my novella Students of Myself. I might mention many others things too, but let's not overdo it.

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