The Lucifer Cantos
by Hal Duncan.
Handbound, numbered edition of 26 copies.
Faux leather with red endbands, bloodred endpapers, sewn with black thread and printed on crisp, white paper.
Measures 85mm wide by 110mm high.
“A tick of clock, a click, a drop of pin.
The subtle hiss of gramophone begins.
The green glass lamp flicks on. Doors softly shut.
Death shuffles cards and nods for me to cut.”
A ferocious cantos by the esteemed Hal Duncan, best known for his Vellum: The Book of All Hours 1 and Ink: The Book of All Hours 2 and for the writing he does on his fascinating blog, Notes from the Geek Show. In this long poem, Hal’s wit and anger combine in a fiery telling of what happens when Death and the Devil cut and deal the cards.