Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hall Gardner new update

Hall Gardner (The Wake-Up Blast) just informed us of his latest publications:

Dangerous Transition in the 'Greater Middle East' was published in both Open Democracy and Other News.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New poetry videos from Hall Gardner

Taste of the Town:

A Sub-Urban Landscape:


All selections are from The Wake-Up Blast by Hall Gardner, available on Amazon here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

"Splinters the Length of Daggers," poem by Hall Gardner

A new video from Hall Gardner in Paris:

Splinters the Length of Daggers was written in 1979 in reaction to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident; it was read at numerous anti-nuclear protests in the 1980s, and it was published in Hall Gardner, The Wake-UP Blast (2008) The Fukushima nuclear crisis appears much worse than the Three Mile Island accident and will require a complete reassessment of the so-called "peaceful" atom and the world-wide plutonium economy in the effort to achieve a nuclear free world and alternative energy infrastructure. See discussion of nuclear proliferation in Hall Gardner, American Global Strategy and the 'War on Terrorism' (Ashgate, 2005), paperback. http://www.amazon.com/Hall-Gardner/e/B001HPAN6S

Monday, May 30, 2011

New: Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia

Narcissus Press in partnership with Perdrix Press (Auckland, New Zealand) is proud to announce the publication of the 44-page chapbook, "Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia", written by NZ poet, Jack Ross and illustrated (24 ink drawings and cover painting) by US-based British artist, William T. Ayton.

Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia

Text by Jack Ross
Artwork by William T. Ayton

ISBN 978-0-473-18881-8

24 ink drawings / 44 pp.

Available now from:


Perdrix Press


What would happen if two children decided to put on the Ancient Greek Oresteia in their own puppet theatre? With their (recently divorced) parents as characters? Casting themselves as Iphigeneia, sacrificed by her father for a favourable wind, and Orestes, the murderer of his mother? What kind of bloodbath might come out of that? This modern retelling of the classic trilogy in words and pictures is a collaboration between New Zealand poet Jack Ross and US-based British artist William T. Ayton. Contains adult themes and imagery.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hall Gardner update

In response to the publication of "Transport Craft" (from Hall Gardner's book, The Wake Up Blast), in the new online magazine The American Word, Christopher Dickey, the Newsweek Paris Bureau Chief/ Mideast Editor (and son of the great American poet James Dickey), wrote

"Terrific poem... I hope it gets widely anthologized in any and every collection that comes out about our decade of wars."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hall Gardner News

New work published from Hall Gardner in Paris:

Hall Gardner's poem "Transport Craft" from his book, The Wake-Up Blast (New York: Narcissus Pres, 2008) was published in the new online magazine, The American Word, edited by Peter Temes:


His poem "Not Awake Not Asleep" was published in the Paris Atlantic (Vol XXXI, No 1., Fall 2010) on the theme of Morpheus.

Congratulations to Hall!