Small Change — The Outsider — The Citizen — The Ghost
1.I'll be moderating a panel at the Small Press Center (20 W. 44th St.) this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. It's part of the 19th annual Independent and Small Press Book Fair. The panel will include authors T Cooper (Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes), Joe Meno (Haircuts of the Damned), and Peter Plate (Fogtown).
Earlier this year I heard that Delano Greenridge Editions, which published John M. MacGregor's masterpiece, Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal, back in 2002, had dissolved. Somehow it didn't register that this meant MacGregor's masterpiece was no longer in print . . .
Working on a piece today, I found myself thinking about the art of the insane . . . and the Darger book, and thought I'd see what people were saying about it on Amazon. Alas . . . there are only three copies on offer—at $269, $450, and $600!
I wish some publisher would make the book available at an affordable price—a tough job, given its heft and unusual layout.
(And distressingly, MacGregor's important book The Discovery of the Art of the Insane , formerly an affordable Princeton U. Press softcover, also appears to be out of print. This should not be happening!)
Update: Dizzyhead Andy—a/k/a Citizen Truth—reads tonight at P.I.T., the People's Improv Theater, with Mike Albo and others.
4. Update: The big 10th issue of The New-York Ghost is out. Here's what they're saying in the blogosphere:
My friend told me about a "3-listen record", a piece of music that takes 3 tries to hook you and I think that [the] New-York Ghost has my 3-read addiction going off the charts. Finally, with issue 9 I feel the familiar foaming in my stomach/sign of alarm that is the marker of a thing worthy of love.Subscribe today—it's free!
—True Panther Sounds