Happy 121st. Birthday H. P. Lovecraft!
One year ago today, I released my reading of H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic sonnet sequence, “Fungi from Yuggoth” as a 120th. birthday present to the old gentleman.
And now, one year later, I hold in my hands, Wilum H. Pugmire’s “Some Unknown Gulf of Night,” published by Arcane Wisdom; a darkly beautiful, exotic, erotic, numbered collection, containing a prose poem companion for each of the sonnets in Lovecraft’s “Fungi from Yuggoth;” with strong influences of Oscar Wilde, Edgar A. Poe, Baudelaire and the Decadents too.
I can’t help but see the publication of “Some Unknown Gulf of Night” as a wonderful 121st. birthday present to H. P. Lovecraft; and I can’t help being doubly excited by Wilum’s claim that it was his listening to my readings of Lovecraft’s sonnets, that I posted on YouTube last year, that finally inspired him to write the prose poems he had been meaning to write for a long time.
I am also extremely honored that my readings, and inspiration, have led Wilum to dedicate this book to me!
If you are a serious fan of H. P. Lovecraft’s, “Fungi from Yuggoth,” please make every effort you can to get your hands on one of the 100 signed and numbered hardcover copies of Wilum H. Pugmire’s, “Some Unknown Gulf of Night,” from Horror Mall!
If you miss out on one of the limited edition hardcover copies, with the beautiful Pickmanesque wrap-around cover and interior illustrations by Matthew Jaffe, you’ll have to wait until the trade paperback copy is released sometime next year; but in any format, this volume is a must-have for fans of “Fungi from Yuggoth!”
I’m posting this message, because I truly believe this delightfully perverse 191 page volume, is THE best companion work ever written to sit side-by-side with H. P. Lovecraft’s “Fungi from Yuggoth;” and that it will be a highly prized collector’s item as the years go by.
For more on “Some Unknown Gulf of Night,” please browse through the following web sites:
On a different subject: “Unknown Autograph 01”, from the autograph pages of my copy of the MythosCon Program Booklet that I published here in March, has been positively confirmed as being that of Chris Jarocha-Ernst.
Will Hart aka CthulhuWho1
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