Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Bone Hebrew, the White Kaffir speaks

A long-awaited copy of Bone Hebrew from Cold Turkey Press showed up in my mailbox. The title is taken from Paul Celan. The cover is by Antonin Artaud. The poems are by Sinclair Beiles. Here are two of more here 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bone Hebrew, published by Cold Turkey Press

Bone Hebrew is a special limited edition book of 76 pages with texts on Sinclair Beiles by Gerard Bellaart, Heathcote Williams, Lilian Lijn and Yannis Livadas, plus an interview with Sinclair by Michael Butterworth, portions of Gerard Bellaart's correspondence with the poet, sketches, drawings and a selection of rare poems by Sinclair Beiles. Published by Cold Turkey Press, France.
Cover painting by Antonin Artaud.
Edited by Gerard Bellaart.
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Feedback on Bone Hebrew

What a fine book. The finest. And what a selfless service you've performed. I never told you this but I remembered as I turned the book's pages that, of course, you were the one person that Sinclair always spoke of with an uncritical glow. The man who was invigilating a great renaissance in Rotterdam was I think  how he first spoke of you. You've done him proud. The book's a great prize to have and to hold.    Heathcote Wiliams

dear gerard -- bone hebrew arrived an hour ago. it is magnificent! absolutely stunning. just finished reading Liliane Lijn's memory piece. I couldn't stop. i read the letter to Heathcote, too. and your own sweet poem. i am green with envy. your own "profoundest care" comes through in every page. I love the "look" of the book as much as the content. i haven't finished reading  the rest of the book. felt the need to msg you immediately. i want to go back to the beginning of the book and read straight thru without jumping around. God, I feel lucky.  Jan Herman

Dear Gerard, I'm really enjoying Bone Hebrew. The essays and memoirs really help round out a good portrait of a great poet. Do you have any other collections of Sinclair's poetry still in stock somewhere? I need to read more. You've done a great job with Bone Hebrew, and a great service to Sinclair. Thanks and cheers. Mark Terrill  

Sinclair Beiles, 1969

Courtesy: Cold Turkey Press. This photo is used as the frontpiece in Bone Hebrew, an appreciation of Sinclair Beiles, published by Cold Turkey Press, France.

Sinclair Beiles at the wedding of Michael and Pam Alamaz, England, 1970s

Photos: Sally Willis and Pam Almaz