Welcome to our project!
See Buy the Books for the latest books from the lonesome, heartcrushed, soulslashed Bartleby Willard of the distant Skullvalley After Whistletown Publishing. We’ve written like three already!
See below for novelty gifts, Pure Love ads/scams, links to Bartleby’s other sites, and an index to the poetry and assorted what-not Bartleby Willard—as isolated and mournful as a blue whale quietly circling the sevenseas—lobbed onto this site during the six years he was supposed to be staying on task.
Could we interest you in the occasional poem, essay, story, worry, hope, and/or update ehand-delivered to your ehome??
I. The Corporeal Product Line (!Novelty Gifts!)
Step right up! Step right up! Hear ye! Hear ye! Check it out! Simple consumer goods a person in our trendy consumer society might anyway purchase, but here offered with some artistic and/or intellectual detailing for fancier prices. A novelty item! A gift item! A practical physical product, but that you spend some extra money on because it comes packaged with art, thought, panache, something to think about.
Our Zazzle store currently info-houses greeting cards, clothes, and more:
And for the consumer who has everything but wants to be reminded that s/he needs nothing:
Pure Love T-Shirts!
And from our friends at Wandering Albatross Press:
II. Pure Love for Sale: The con, busk, contemplation.
Is it an advertisement for Pure Love?
But of course it can’t be.
So what is Pure Love for Sale????
You could also skip over our long-winded advert / critique of advertising and
just give into the hype already!: Hand Over The Money!! (Kind of like a tip jar, but less forthright and more shaken forsaken.)
III. How much Bartleby Willard can the world wide web sustain?
We’re not sure, but we’re pushing our luck with two further sites:
A Pure Love Shop,
And Languages & Literature — a site for English, French, German, and Spanish literary and language studies.
IV. This Blog is a Sketchbook
We’ve been lobbing essays, stories, poems, and freewrites into this infospace for many years. The Index of Essays, Poems, & Stories has some of them.
If you’re at least one ten thousandth as obsessed with Something Deeperism as BW & AW, you’ll be delighted to discover our new Something Deeperism Institute. [Update Monday, August 19, 2019: Give us a few weeks on this – right now the section is uneven, and the intro confusing.]
Oh, and hey! We’re in print! In the Curlew Quarterly (Issue #4 – Summer 2018)
We’re trying to become real men of letters! So we’re working on writing, editing, sharing, getting paid; but we know that the most important thing is to stay grounded in that the having of which makes all OK and the lack of which leaves nothing OK. Dear Good Light, please help us!
- Buy the Books
- Pure Love Shop
- Languages & Literature
- Pure Love & Something Deeperism Cards & Etc!
- WAP Cat Totes & Etc! (ie: Novelty Gift Items)
- Connect with us!
Everything on the site is authored by Bartleby Willard, who never was and probably never will be; edited by the equally implausible Ambrose “Amble” or “Andy” Whistletown, and copyrighted by Andrew Mackenzie Watson, who–at least to those of us mired in the realm of appearances–seems to be.
This is a production of American Turkey Printshop – “Ben Franklin says we’re a noble bird!”
This is a production of Modgepanc Bookmakers – “If it’s not in our mind-plan, it shouldn’t be on your shelf!”
This is a production of any number of other made-up enterprises.