Since a poetry instructor in college introduced me to Gerard Manley Hopkins’, Carrion Comfort has been my rosary. When we were conceiving the book, Doug and I were becoming increasingly appalled and grieved by the fate of thousands of greyhounds, and by extension other beings, who are sacrificed every year for human entertainment and greed. They are all very much at the heart of this book, and in the spirit of the ink drawings.
The Diplomat Club is a burlesque fantasy in eight verses. It is a collaboration between myself and Douglas Heise, my husband, who wrote the salty tale. It is all a little wink to a vignette from my mother’s past involving Little Egypt and a belly button jewel. There is a hidden dirty joke on the cover.
This little book came from a vintage children’s joke book I cut up and dragged around with me through several apartments in my twenties. The questions and the answers, severed from each other, became more mystical in nature. So I married the jokes with letters and names of angels based on John Dee’s conception of a pre-deluge angelic language called Enochian, which Doug introduced me to. It is a sort of call and response-from child to angel.
“What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed with enough strength to give reality to an illusion” Max Jacob, Art poétique 
33 selected poems by the renowned early 20th century French poet, artist, and critic Max Jacob. Newly translated into English by Alastair M. Johnston. Contains 32 original illustrations by Jinny Pearce. Handset in Stempel Janson types. 135 copies were printed at Thyrsus Press in Berkeley, California in 2018. Designed and produced by Jinny Pearce and Douglas Heise. Hand bound in three quarter hard binding and covered in handprinted Lama Li Loka paper. 48 pages.