LucidPlay Publishing, in a low-key way, has been expanding from just free to read e-books to print. Currently, there is a new chapbook anthology free to read at
the publishing site. It's no so much a business venture as my philanthropy, as it's costly to mail these full color books to contributors around the world. But doing so seems to be the most open hearted response I can have to them allowing me to feature their art and writing. There have even been sales, and any other purchases that anyone would like to make would be greatly appreciated as a way to slowly begin to pay back some of the expense of creating the print version of this book which hundreds of people are reading for free. And perhaps some of the later books will make up the difference, if people pitch in and purchase them, as well. The next ones planned are single-person literary chapbooks. The chapbooks are printed and bound at Book Patch, and individual orders can be made through their site, with the link given on the website. However, their shipping prices are prohibitive for International sales, so I bought some to have on hand to turn around and ship overseas at a 10th of the price they are asking. I'll be mailing the books next to reviewers who have a history of being able to place reviews in magazines, and to magazines who have them up for review. If you are interested in having this full color glossy weighty paged little show-book, let me know, and I can send you one.
ISMs Press now has my chapbook, The Cabinet of What You Don't See,
which you can order for 5.50. It's hand made with beautiful paper and color, full color art cover, and includes a story the other stories are in included in (you'll have to see it to understand.) It's dark, surreal, expressionist, in the usual Sein und Werden style. In fact, if you order the current issue, my chapbook comes with it. It has MILABs, reptilians, a lugubrious house, a woman from Sirius, little dolls with pins, and the drawer is slowly closing, which allows the stories within it to be read.
Want just the chapbook, for 5.50? Or want the current issue of Sein Und Werden, for 8.50, including the chapbook? In any case, check it out here
Of the chapbook, author Alana Capria says, ‘ In Tantra Bensko’s The Cabinet of What You Don’t See, the dreamlike stories build upon one another slowly, as the cabinet drawers open to reveal the many surreal, mythical, and dangerous parts. Delicate owls exist in conjunction with reptilian things that invade our beings and little winged dolls prance across the page, ignorant of their sexuality. Bensko’s writing is methodical in its lyricism. Her stories read like poems, beautiful sentences woven together that churn like waves as dog bodies eat and vomit one another over and over again.
Liminaland on the first page there, on the site, you see one poem about the quantum paper wad theory, as a teaser toward the chapbook itself.