Thursday, May 30, 2013

nobody wants to go to heaven but everybody wants to die

Now one can buy my new selected poems 1994-2013 nobody wants to go to heaven but everybody wants to die from Oneiros Books. Great thanks to Dave Mitchell and Michael Mc Aloran for very prompt and professional editing and production. This is definitely the definitive book by me.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

News From The Front Lines

Here is a link to the new newsletter from Epic Rites Press, News from the Front Lines. One by me in there along with work by some other great writers. Links and special book offers too.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

artwork for "nobody wants to go to heaven...."

As said earlier Michael Mc Aloran is editing "nobody wants to go to heaven, but everybody wants to die" 125 forthcoming poems by me from Oneiros books. This is the awesome cover that Dave Mitchell just deisgned from Mick's artwork.

And here is the back cover blurb from Mick

‘The eviscerating negation of a pristine surgeon, this book culminates in a collection of what represents McLean’s finest work to date. These are no bullshit poems, etched with a masterful control of both succinct language and piercing imagery, born of a restless intellect, at once at war with the within and the without. This book has the capacity to make you feel empowered in the face of the Nothing that is, and you will thank him for it…’

Thursday, May 9, 2013

new book at last

I have not been thinking too much about books since laughing at funerals from epic rites press. But Michael Mc Aloran is the new poetry editor at Oneiros Books, who share Paraphilia Magazine's website, and he suggested a sort of selected poems with much new work entitled "nobody wants to go to heaven but everybody wants to die" - this is underproduction at present through the good offices of Mick and of Dave Mitchell, who runs Oneiros books. Here is there Facebook page.

It will be round 130/40 pages long and is due in June. Roughly then they have a great collection coming form the talented Craig Podmore, and they have awesome titles out already so i am hugely pleased about this. Michale Mc Aloran is letting me use one of his paintings as cover art and has checked through my selection of poems, that I think constitutes the definitive collection from me, thus far.

There's also a chapbook due from Grey Book Press and a first novel from Unlikely Books in 2014. Busy fucker, aren't I?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Clockwise Cat

And here it comes, the new Clockwise Cat (Its 25th life). There are two poems by me in it. There's a review of a book by Barton D Smock, and one of a chapbook by Kevin Reid. And a review of Travis Blair and one of a book by of my present editor Mick Mc Aloran, In Damage Seasons.

Who's been a busy little fucker, then?