Our lives are dominated by commerce. We must work to live, some live to work and others just get by. So it isn’t surprising that in this day in age, there are lots of people, like you and I, who work on our art during our lunch hour, a few moments on the commuter train […]Read More La Vie Bohème!
Ingrid is a poet. A damn fine poet at that. She’s featured in the latest Patchouli Press chapbook, Sunny Side Down: A Tribute to Charles Bukowski, she is a resident of Los Angeles and she has been published both online and in print. But why does she write? Who or what gets her creative juices […]Read More An Interview With Ingrid Calderon
It’s been a hectic few weeks for me, from a personal perspective. I have attempted to plan new and exciting adventures for 2018, in a creative manner of speaking and this of course includes Patchouli Press. I have a few ideas I am playing with but in the meantime I’d just like to get the […]Read More Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
I am very excited that we are in our second printing of the Charles Bukowski chapbook, I am awaiting a fresh batch and will be posting them out after the Christmas holiday (we have had a slight problem with the printers). Anyway, it will be a most excellent start to 2018 together with the announcement of […]Read More Sunny Side Down: A Tribute To Charles Bukowski
I went to Paris years ago. I sat in many cafes. There was one thing I found very different from the café’s of where I live and those I visit in London; they have a much quieter ambiance. I never heard people telling their life story for all to hear, there were no children running […]Read More The Case For A Creative Cafe
I have read so many books on the subject of writing. I used to borrow them from libraries, buy them online and hope for the best that THIS time I would gain some insight. As a teenager I felt that the literary world was such a closed shop that even asking another writer for advice […]Read More Bird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing And Life by Anne Lamott
My love for Anaïs has been with me for many years. When I was a teenager I had heard of her but living in a small town with no good bookshops or a comprehensive library meant I never found her on the bookshelves. In my early twenties it was then I began collecting her work […]Read More Finding Mother: Anaïs Nin