David Vichnar of Equus Press continues his series of mini-reviews covering the best of contemporary independent small-press production, each instalment dedicated to some (usually three) of their most recent & interesting titles. In the sixth instalment, the focus is—mono- & polythematically—on the work of D. Harlan Wilson (DHW), his five books brought out by Raw Dog Screaming Press (RDSP) over the last fifteen years.
RDSP are dedicated to “putting into print the highest quality literature from the fringe. If it’s dark, deviant, off-kilter & thought-provoking — we will sniff it out.” Their magical mystery tour through publishing started with The Dream People, an online literary journal focused on bizarre, surreal & experimental writing. According to San Diego Book Review, DHW is “the Loki of modern American letters.” This RDSP DHW retrospective is meant as homage to the “dark & off-kilter” literary tricks played by this mischievous spirit.Continue reading