The Idiot’s Voice: More Dissidence from Cold Turkey
Leonard Cohen, who is not given to easy praise, has called Sinclair Beiles "one of the great poets of the century". Meaning the 20th century - they met back in the early 1960s on the Greek island of Hydra. Was Cohen being uncharacteristically hyperbolic? Well, William S Burroughs, also not given to easy praise, once wrote: "The poetry of Sinclair Beiles is distinguished and long distilled; its unexpected striking images bring forth a flash of surprised recognition. The poems open slowly in your mind, like Japanese paper flowers in water." ... Read more here
Who was Sinclair Beiles? is a compilation of writings about South African Beat poet Sinclair Beiles, co-edited by Gary Cummiskey and Eva Kowalska. Contributors are Gary Cummiskey, Eva Kowalska, Alan Finlay, George Dillon Slater, dawie malan, Earle Holmes, Heathcote Williams, Carl Weissner and Fred de Vries. It was originally published by Dye Hard Press, Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2009. A revised and expanded edition was published in 2015. Who was Sinclair Beiles? is distributed to bookstores throughout South Africa by Bacchus Books.However, copies can be ordered directly from the publisher.Email email@example.com for order details.