[spectre] A new surrealist book
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Tue Feb 26 17:25:08 CET 2019
“THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE,” by Séamas Cain, a Selected Poems book in 184
pages, a collection of poems in English written over the course of 60
years, was published on Lá Fhéile Bríde, St. Brigid's Day — Friday, 1
February 2019 — by *The Oyster Moon Press* at Berkeley, California. Eight
photographs by Gloria DeFilipps Brush, marking the different Sections of
poems, were included in this book.
Séamas Cain is a member of the WRYTING-L Group, initiated by Alan Sondheim
to explore innovation in new media arts and literature, art, music, etc.
Much of Cain's artworks have been gathered for archiving by THE AVANT
WRITING COLLECTION, founded by John M. Bennett at Ohio State University in
Séamas Cain, in the Preface to “THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE,” has dedicated the
book to the memory of his own great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Cain.
Benjamin Cain, in fascination with the Percé Rock at the tip of the Gaspé
Peninsula of Québec, or in fascination with the Mountains of Mourne in
County Down, Northern Ireland, “created one or another *eidolon* of
permanence in a very impermanent world”!
Gloria DeFilipps Brush is a professor in Art + Design, and head of the
Photography Section in that Department, at the University of Minnesota
Brush has received artist fellowships or grants from the National Endowment
for the Arts, Arts Midwest, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Polaroid
Corporation, and the Bush and McKnight Foundations. Her work has been
published in “Leonardo,” “Zoom International,” “American Photographer,”
“Darkroom Photography,” “Lightworks,” “Angeles,” “Wired,” “Harpers,” and
Brush's photographs have been included in exhibitions at the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, MAMU Gallery in Budapest, SIGGRAPH, D-Art at the
University of London, the Brasília Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of
Arts, the Sol Mednick Gallery at the University of the Arts in
Philadelphia, the Visual Arts Museum at the School of Visual Arts, New
York, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, the Print Club
in Philadelphia, Clarence Kennedy Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
Silver Image Gallery in Seattle, The Ansel Adams Center in San Francisco,
the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, and the Santa Barbara Museum
of Art, among many others.
THE OYSTER MOON PRESS is a Surrealist writers' co-op that publishes books,
chapbooks, and soundworks out of Berkeley, California. (The Surrealist
Movement did *not* die with the death of André Breton on Wednesday, 28
September 1966. The Movement is alive and well throughout the world ...
see, for example, “Hydrolith 2,” a world surrealist anthology.)
Members of the writers' co-op of THE OYSTER MOON PRESS include Will
Alexander, Mariela Arzadun, J. Karl Bogartte, Daniel Boyer, Eric W. Bragg,
Séamas Cain, Eugenio Castro, Miguel P. Corrales, Manuel Crespo, Mattias
Forshage, Guy Girard, Vicente Gutiérrez, Parry Harnden, Dale Michael
Houstman, Bruno Jacobs, Philip Kane, Carlos Lara, Josie Malinowski, Julio
Monteverde, Noé Ortega Quijano, “Ribitch” [Samuel Black], José Manuel Rojo,
Matthew Rounsville, Shibek, Andrew Torch, Xtian, and Ángel Zapata.
Will Alexander, originally from Minnesota, became a member of the writers'
co-op of THE OYSTER MOON PRESS in Los Angeles, California. In 2013, Will
Alexander received a National Book Award for his *“Singing In Magnetic
“THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE” by Séamas Cain may be purchased directly from
the inimitable printer *Lulu.com* for $13.95.
Also, in a month or two, “THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE” by Séamas Cain will be
available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders (though, formats may
If you would like to make bulk orders of this book, then contact our
distributor, SMALL PRESS DISTRIBUTION [SPD], directly. Thank you !
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