Just got an email from Centipede Press announcing that my new book, The Tangled Muse, should be shipping late next week. Now would be a very good time to pre-order. The book is expensive ($125 per copy) but once it goes o.p. it will be even more costly. It is limited to 150 copies signed by S. T. Joshi and myself. I've been in such a funk of late, unable to feel the energy I need to compose new work -- & I think part of that was due to the depression of having this beautiful book so delay'd because of complications with one of the artists whose work has now been completely removed. Jerad is a genius when it comes to book design, & this book is just the most beautiful I have ever set me eyes upon. We chose that illustration by Beardsley for the front board as we felt it rather resembles me in drag. I begged Jerad to have the boards yellow -- to reflect ye Yellow 'Nineties, ye Victorian fin-de-siecle of Beardsley and Oscar Wilde. Yuggoth, I am so thrill'd with the publication of this book I cannot tell you. My eternal thanx to Jerad, who has been an angel to work with, a real delight.