ARTICLES & STORIES
Book review: To the Bramble and the Briar by Steve Scafidi | Civil War Monitor
“A Black Correspondent at the Front” | The New York Times
“The Iron Brigade” | The New York Times
“The Union Dead” | The New York Times
“Blood in the Carolina Hills” | The New York Times
“The Fall Line’s Fault” | The New York Times
“A Quattrocento Crossroads” | Fantasy magazine
WALT WHITMAN: HIMSELF
[Jean Huets] has made a book of marvels and I can’t put it down.” — Steve Scafidi
A multi-touch book for iPad/Mac. Over 300 period images, plus interactive sidebars and popovers, and text with extensive quotes by Walt and his family and friends (and a few enemies) bring to life the places, people, and tempestuous events of Walt’s time: a family harrowed by mental illness; the bloody Civil War; burgeoning, brawling Manhattan and Brooklyn; friends and lovers; literary allies and rivals; and his beloved America, racked by disunion even while racing westward. Interactive features enhance a close reading of the poem, “I Sing the Body Electric.”
“Here is a beautiful book of windows onto the life of Walt Whitman. From the clear ringing prose to the fascinating photographs and colored illustrations of the great poet’s life we find the man anew—standing in his time and looking straight at us. With Walt Whitman: Himself is perfectly titled, for to read of him so closely is to feel his eyes upon you, to sense his company as real as your own. It is good company and that is Huets’ accomplishment. She has made a book of marvels and I can’t put it down.” — Steve Scafidi, prize-winning poet, author of To the Bramble and the Briar and The Cabinetmaker’s Window
Walt Whitman called his masterwork Leaves of Grass “an attempt … to put a Person, a human being (myself, in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century, in America,) freely, fully and truly on record.” With Walt Whitman, Himself joins Walt, a man rooted in his time and place, a poet who transcends time and place. | ISBN 978-1-939530-00-4 | 197 pp. | Get it on iTunes
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAROT
by Stuart R. Kaplan and Jean Huets / published by U.S. Games Systems, Stamford, CT
“If you love the tarot, if you are passionate about art… this Volume IV will not only entice you to keep reading but will capture your attention for days as you peruse its pages and discover not only new cards but aspects of the tarot brought together by Jean Huets to further your study.” — Timeless Spirit magazine
Artists, occultists, collectors, and historians will find inspiration in the The Encylopedia of Tarot. Lavishly illustrated with thousands of decks from all over the world, each volume stands alone, while adding to the story of the tarot as told over the centuries.
The Encyclopedia of Tarot is available at your local bookstore (find an independent bookstore via Indiebound links) and via on-line booksellers.
Volume II: The late medieval / early Renaissance roots of tarot. Medieval symbolism of the trumps (Major Arcana). Antique decks from 15th through 19th centuries. Tarock. Identifying and dating tarot cards by back designs, makers’ marks, tax stamps, etc. Indiebound | Amazon
Volume III: Tarot in the 20th century–from teddy bears to “cat people” to Renaissance. Includes a biography of visionary artist Pamela Colman Smith, illustrated with her tarot and nontarot artwork. Indiebound | Amazon
Volume IV: Wide-ranging interpretations of tarot in published and unpublished decks, mostly 20th and early 21st century. Special sections on Japanese decks, Rider-Waite decks, Tarot of Marseilles, and Egyptian-inspired tarots. Indiebound | Amazon
THE COSMIC TAROT
“Overall this is one of the better books I have seen of this type. The author is obviously well versed on the subject of Tarot and has skillfully applied her knowledge to this deck. Highly recommended.” – Michele Jackson, Eclectic Tarot
The Cosmic Tarot book is an inspiring interpretation of the tarot, and an ideal companion to the Cosmic Tarot deck by artist Norbert Lösche. Learn how each Major Arcana card has its place in The Cosmos, The Human Community, and The Individual.
The Minor Arcana cards unfold personal quests, hopes and fears, and loves, with special attention to relationships.
The Cosmic Tarot book was originally published by U.S. Games Systems as part of a set with Norbert Lösche’s tarot deck. New edition is indie-pubbed.