The Tale of Brian and the House Painter Mervyn
A comic fable in which a painter stuns a magical village with works too good to be true.
Available from April 15 2022
An Indie Best Book of 2021 - Kirkus Reviews
Imaginative and emotional, this underworld adventure offers thrills, chills, and insightful lessons.
Lee’s curious, myth-touched adventure, which reads like a blend of The Phantom Tollbooth, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a modern-day Orpheus story, finds a lonely boy named Sam stuck in the middle of nowhere with a father, John, who grows greyer by the day. The two spend their time silently doing chores, and every night they share the same terrifying nightmare, though neither speaks of it. One day a mysterious book arrives, and Sam discovers that what happens in it can come true in real life. Inspired, he uses its strange power to change everything for himself and his father, opening the door to a dangerous world where nothing is as it seems. With the help of Sam’s imagination they team up—John somewhat reluctantly—with a wise and distinguished elephant who loves to dance. Together, the three embark on a quest to save Sam’s mother from the afterlife.
Selected Lyrics, Sequences, and Artwork with New Poems and the Essay “The American Voice”
New Poems Section
I have inaugurated a new section, “Poems”, where current work or work of particular interest will be posted time to time. This is inaugurated with poems dealing with the collision of a contemporary sensibility with classical works or sites, including a new version of the end of Homer’s Odyssey, No One Comes for Penelope— , with drawings by Ron Sandford; poems dealing with my interaction with the Rome, Roman Poems, with drawings by Charles Shearer; and poems on Greece: An Incendiary Ground— Encounters with Greece, also with drawings by Ron Sandford. These artists kindly offered interpretative artwork for the poems…
The new book of poetry by Lance Lee
Announcing a new book, “Homecomings”, my sixth book of poetry.
Just out from Birch Brook Press, it is available on Amazon in the US and UK and other online outlets, and through your local bookstore in both countries.
Enjoy Ron Sandford's brilliant artwork accompanying the sequence "An Incendiary Ground— Encounters With Greece”
Book review from ICONOCLAST #112
Change is an illusion…