It crossed my mind to send this only to my Benelux friends.
But then I thought no, let’s tell the whole world! That my book
Bangkok Confidential has been published
The launch party went down on December 4th at Boekhandel Vrolilk in
Amsterdam, and it was fantastic! A great turnout on a bitterly cold afternoon and evening. And not just the usual suspects, either. The Dutch writer & performer Paul Schaaps recited excerpts from the book. After which Sacha de Boer (who wrote the Foreword) and I signed copies. There were drinks and snacks galore, a bloody good time was had by all, and the cash register kept going ding-a-ling. All of which adds up to a roaring success.
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Hi Poetry and Film Lovers,
The Yarre Stooker film Mary, based on my poem “Mary” and starring the virgin whore poetess Win Harms in the title role, has now been wonderfully presented in Urban Graffiti magazine. You can read the write-up and see the film right here
Once you have done, by all means send the link to your friends and colleagues. We want Mary to go viral. She deserves to!
We will of course be entering Mary in film festivals. Should it win anything like an Oscar, you’ll surely hear 🙂
“I suspect Mary will win many awards at film festivals. It is the best
cinematic treatment of a poem I have seen in a very long time.”
– Urban Graffiti editor Mark McCawley
Silver Birch Press have posted a ‘must read’ review of Jack Micheline in
Amsterdam on their website.
Their review of this Unrequited Records CD release is short, insightful, and
covers all the most relevant bases.
So hey, don’t hesitate! Read the review now
Ever onward, EDDIE
“Micheline is the nuts.” – Jack Kerouac
Silver Birch Press
Silver Birch Press blog
A short while ago the Athens-based writer & journalist Michael Limnios wrote and asked if he could interview me. I said yes, and the interview has now been posted on Michael’s magazine, Blues @ Greece. It also has lots of groovy photos of moi, some of which you’ll already know, others not. The interview is here
What’s further interesting is that this interview covers different ground than the one Sacha de Boer conducted with me three years ago (and which was published in her book Retour New York-Amsterdam and can be found on my website). In other words, they perfectly complement one another.
Once you’ve read the interview (and I hope you will, because it’s good!), be sure to check out Michael’s main page. It’s great. You’ll even hear music playing on it.
Ciao for now, EDDIE
Michael Limnios Blues @ Greece
Michael Limnios interviews
On March 4th 1987, a most extraordinary funeral took place. Snuffie, the Gangster Woof of Amsterdam, was laid to rest. That was all so long ago, that only a large handful of you had the pleasure of meeting, and in some cases coming to know, my little dog guru. A few others have heard tell of him. To the vast majority the name itself is new. Snuffie and I were together for just over six years. I’d inherited him from my dear French junkie prostitute friend Elisabeth Lemoine, who died at far too young an age in early January 1981. Her tale is ultimately tragic. Whereas Snuffie’s is, and shall always remain, glorious. But the two are intertwined, at least to begin with. Hopefully one day I’ll get round to telling both their stories in full. For now, however, I’d simply like to introduce you, via a series of somewhat surreal photographs, to the ceremoniously stylish manner by which Woofie took his leave. His body left us, and his barks. Yet his spirit, and his special brand of uncanny canine wisdom, live on.
And so I give you, at last online,
HONOR THY WOOF
The Snuffie Memorial Exhibition
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Today marks 30 years since my dear friend Elisabeth Lemoine passed away. Her story is complicated, and that of her death convoluted. In time I hope to write about both. Just as the late Australian artist Vali Myers had often urged me to, adding: “She is precisely my kind of people.” Elisabeth, you see, was a very talented painter as well as a beautiful and loving whore. She was also a devoted admirer of Vali’s work. Once, sitting on my lap and holding a big book of the artist’s prints, she patiently explained Vaii’s more complex paintings to me, pointing out many fine details that I’d not previously seen.
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