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Friends,

I’ve been interviewed several times over the past few years. Now John Wisniewski has conducted one for Urban Graffiti magazine. You can read it here

Cheers, EDDIE

ps Previous interviews were with Sacha de Boer, Michael Limnios, and bart plantenga. Ryan Chandler also did one for Barcelona Ink #10, but to see that you’ll need to purchase the magazine

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Hi Folks,

My latest book, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok, has been wonderfully reviewed by Richard Livermore in issue #16 of Ol’ Chanty (Chanticleer Magazine online). Richard’s review is incredibly insightful and you can read it here

Plus check out all the issues and other great stuff on Ol’ Chanty

Cheers, EDDIE

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Yes Friends,

After having been unavailable for one month, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok
is again live on Amazon, and can also be ordered directly from the
publisher. We had this little blip (a truly minor one), but all that has now
been satisfactorily sorted. Once more, my apologies for the temporary
inconvenience.

For ordering information, just click on the following link and scroll down a
ways. All the relevant Amazon sites are hyperlinked there for easy clicking
on. This is the link

So don’t be shy, eh. Go ahead and buy the book now! And tell your friends to
buy it. It’s not expensive and is indeed a wonderful read. Everyone who has
already read it is telling me so. And not telling me to be nice, but because
they mean it.

The reviews will be out soon. Once they are, you’ll hear about it. Yet don’t
wait for those, buy the book now. Nor is it a matter of me wanting to make
money (no worries, I won’t be!). I simply want for you to enjoy yourselves.
Really.

Love, EDDIE

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Indeed I have, folks. And now, writing in Sensitive Skin magazine, author bart plantenga tells you how many times and why. Does it in the context of
discoursing about my latest book, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok. And follows
up the telling by interviewing yours truly. It’s a lively read that pulls no
punches. And it’s here

Btw, the moment my Bangkok book is again Amazon available (there wuz this
little blip, eh), I’ll be sending out a brief mailing informing y’all. The
good Lord willing and those damn creeks don’t rise too high, I’m figuring on
no later than the end of November. So stay tuned for that, eh.

While speaking of rising creeks ‘n such, my heart definitely goes out to
those everywhere who occasionally suffer terribly from natural disasters.
And at the moment in particular to the good people of the Philippines. Back
in the 1970s, I went around many a block there and loved it. If there’s any
way you can financially help with the relief efforts, I strongly urge you to
do so. We may each be different individual critters, but in the end we are
all one. Yeah…

Ever onward with love, EDDIE

bart plantenga website

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Tennessee Williams in Bangkok

September 16, 2013 by

Dear Friends,

It is pure pleasure to announce
the publication of my latest prose offering,

Tennessee Williams in Bangkok

This is an exciting book, people!
All 156 pages of it.

Mainly a memoir of my years in Thailand and Singapore, it is also a tale of
adventure and romance. As well as a homage to two very important people in
my life: Kim, my Chinese drag-queen prostitute lover; and Tennessee Williams,
one of the three greatest American playwrights of the 20th century, with whom
I had the great good fortune of becoming close friends in the early 1970s.

Plus there’s politics, madcap journalism, and an awful lot of far-out sex. If you can imagine it, then rest assured I wrote it. And now you can read it, as you definitely should!

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Mother Kali’s Daughters

August 4, 2013 by

Yes Folks,

Barncott Press has just Kindle published Walter Q. Foxx’s psychedelic novel set in India

Mother Kali’s Daughters

To read about it, and also see a 139-page preview
with video clip, plus for ordering information, click on this

Based in London, Barncott Press is the most innovative eBook publishing house going.

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Tsunami of Love reviewed

June 5, 2013 by

Dear Friends,

My book Tsunami of Love: A Poems Cycle has been reviewed several times.
Reviewed in print publications and online. Reviewed from Brooklyn to
Kathmandu and from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. And always favorably. Now it has
been reviewed again, by Mark McCawley in Urban Graffiti magazine. Only this
time it is a review of the Kindle edition (published in 2012), as well as
the CD version (with me reciting the entire collection). It’s an amazing
review, one that has rendered me both breathless and incredibly humbled. And
the latter even though I tend to agree with Lenny Bruce that ‘humility is
the worst form of ego.’ I mean, to be compared to Leonard Cohen (my favorite
living poet and songwriter!), and my book to one of his, is beyond awesome.
It is out-of-sight joy making. I feel truly honored.

So please do read this latest review now

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Patronage Time

May 8, 2013 by

Dear Friends,

Hip-hip hooray, I turned 73 today! And although thank goodness I am both healthy and creatively productive, I am also still flat broke. And therefore require financial assistance from whomever can afford to offer it. While to those who cannot, no problem! I know you would if you could and that’s what counts. Yet I will greatly appreciate whatever comes my way. Whether in the form of monthly support donations or a single contribution in any amount. Apart from ongoing ‘roof over my head, etc’ help from my best friend & guardian angel Jane, plus the occasional paying performance gig and a trickle of books & CDs sales, that is the only way I manage to keep my pretty little head above water. So that I can get on with doing what I do best, namely writing. I have recently finished penning what I feel is a significant book, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok (to be print published this autumn by Inkblot Publications in Providence, Rhode Island); come July, Yarre Stooker and I will be shooting our film Mary, starring Win Harms in the title role; and I have countless other projects waiting patiently on backburners: more books, more poems, more stories & essays, as well as the animated film version of my erotic fairytale in verse, “The Faerie Princess” (likewise with Yarre Stooker). Concerning the next installment of my Stanford archive, that has been delayed until a new curator is selected (my previous curator had to leave the university to due urgent family matters, and take up a post in her native New Zealand).

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In Harms Way

May 2, 2013 by
In Harms Way

Listen up, Folks!

She was born in Wyoming, knocked about an awful lot, spent her formative
later youth in Philadelphia, and these days lives in Lille, France. But
what’s really important is that Win Harms writes the most amazingly original
poetry. Real poetry for real people. ‘Poetry you can lean on,’ as Ira Cohen
once said of Patti Smith’s.

Now Win’s first collection, In Harms Way, has been published as a Kindle
edition by Barncott Press.

You can read more about the book, as well as leaf thru a preview (and then of
course order a copy!) right here

Come June, Win’s poems will appear in two Silver Birch Press publications,
the Summer Anthology and a special Bukowski Anthology. Also this year she will have poems in Urban Graffiti and Ol’ Chanty (Chanticleer online).

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Hey…

It’s gotta be the interview of this still-young century! Sooner or later Athens-based Michael Limnios gets everyone worth getting. And now he has magnificently interviewed the writer and radio DJ Bart Plantenga. (Yes, I know…BP prefers to lower-case his name. But Mike didn’t do it, so I shan’t either this time round.) Anyway, read the interview here

That’s it, folks. Short and straight to the point. I really can do that sometimes 🙂

Cheers, EDDIE

Bart Plantenga on this website

Bart Plantenga on Parisiana magazine

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