The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist.
"The story of a grave 40,000 years old, and the awesome secret that it contained."
"Good sorry story"
In a conversation spanning half hour segments numbering seven on the same number of separate days this religion writer talked with the Reverend Doctor Lawrence Michael Cameron, OAC. The subject: Mental Illness. That is the Reverend Doctor's business and has been for 25 years as a pastoral counselor. We talked by phone to his home in Indiana from mine in Mill Valley, California. An advocate for the mentally ill, Doctor C, as he is affectionately known, bent his comments to let the listener know of his favorable sense of hope for mentally ill people and their treatment.
A skeleton is discovered in a sea captain's cabin, writing on a slate. What did it write? And, what should the captain do?
From one of the poems appearing in the interview-article with Scott Cairns, Missouri USA Poet: Advent Scott Cairns. We talked by phone between my home in Mill Valley, California and his home in Missouri; the interview follows. Though Scott Cairns wrote his answers after a background conversation, there was one follow-up to his answers to the questions. That was asked in writing by email and answered in writing by email.
For some time I have thought about and even meditated on the work of poetry recent to the body of this interview series, as created by the excellent Roman Catholic Christian poet Philip Kolin, of Mississippi, USA. His recent collection is titled "Reading God's Handwriting: Poems," as published by Kaufmann Publishing.