Judas’ Kiss | Painting by Robert Schoeller
* Every time I try to explain myself someone files a report with an agency that will not come forward and identify itself.
* Perhaps I need to gather a small tribe around me. But how to spot the Judas in their midst?
* Anyone who gets too close to me turns into a story.
* The only way to get thru to anyone with my writing is with the short jab, but I keep resorting to long explanations. Everyone born into a world at war in the first half of the 20th Century has this problem.
*I keep having to rewrite my will (which is cluttered with literary considerations) because the people I designate to handle things keep dying off. Perhaps the sensible thing would be to toss it all in the cremation oven with me and dispel the myth that a writer lives on in his writing.
HCOLOM PRESS is the heir to Vagabond Press, which began as a main player in the Mimeo Revolution of the Sixties and continued publishing right into the jaws of the new millennium. HCOLOM PRESS embodies the spirit of Vagabond Press, retooled for the times we live in.
Hcolom is Moloch spelled backwards. Moloch is an Old Testament deity to which children were sacrificed, a practice society still engages in with increased enthusiasm. Consumerism is the new Moloch, manifesting itself like cancer in war, politics, the arts and religion, in every nook and cranny of human endeavor, draining the intrinsic beauty out of life and mutilating the innocence and magic of childhood with its commercial meat hook. HCOLOM PRESS intends to publish books that by their nature repudiate this pernicious force–novels, poetry, children’s books and books that transcend genre.
Our launch book, in June of 2006, was John Bennett’s novel, Tire Grabbers, a fable of sorts, a reality book rooted in the fantasy of our times, the story of the coming of Moloch and the children who rise up in rebellion against it.
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