Good news - Beds In The East, by Eyewear poet Jason Eng Hun Lee, has received a thoughtful review in the Hong Kong Review of Books online here. Lee is launching his book in London on August 7th, 2019, with a great line-up of guest poets - see the FB event page here for more details.
In November 2017 we learnt of the sad passing of Robert Hastings - the owner of Black Spring Press. Since 1985, Black Spring Press has produced work by Nick Cave, Anaïs Nin, Charles Baudelaire, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Carolyn Cassady and Leonard Cohen, among many impressive others. Black Spring specialises in the contemporary, as well as breathing new life into neglected classics. We are delighted to have completed legal formalities in 2019 to connect Black Spring Press to Eyewear Publishing Ltd. and excited to be able to sell its wonderful books online here and in shops. Browse the collection here!
Eyewear Publishing Ltd is pleased to announce their acquisition of the significant indie press, Black Spring Press, founded and directed by Robert Hastings, and its entire list of titles. Since 1985, Black Spring Press has produced work by Orson Welles, Nick Cave, Anais Nin, Charles Baudelaire, Patrick Hamilton, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Alexander Baron, Carolyn Cassady, and Leonard Cohen, among other legends. Given Eyewear’s commitment to finding and publishing work by modern, avant-garde, and alternative writers and musicians, the fit is inspired. Sadly, Robert Hastings, the much-admired force behind the press, died in late 2017. Eyewear will continue the list he fostered...
Only three books were selected by the New Statesman's own editors for this year's New Statesman Books of the Year feature - and one of them was Christopher Jackson's magisterial 500-page study of the embattled (and, tonight, surviving) British PM, only the second woman in British history to hold such high office. Theresa May is selling well at Amazon, and deserves the wider audience it is gaining. Completed in the autumn, it presents the compelling personal backstory, and rise to power narrative, of a fascinating, often-infuriating, but never-not-proceeding, figure - one of the key politicians in the West today.