Dispatches

OSMANTHUS announces: Joshua Rothes’ William Atlas

an Orphean tale, inspired by the Kalevala We are very excited to announce the release of Joshua Rothes' William Atlas. A mythical tale of walking and the discovery of points A to B, or no points in-between. Based in Seattle, Washington, Joshua Rothes is a writer and editor at Sublunary Editions. William Atlas is available … Continue reading OSMANTHUS announces: Joshua Rothes’ William Atlas

WILLIAM ATLAS by Joshua Rothes

WILLIAM ATLAS by Joshua Rothes ChapbookFirst edition, 65 copies. Joshua Rothes is the author of several brief, difficult to classify books, including An Unspecific Dog, The Ethnographer, and The Art of the Great Dictators. We Later Cities, a novel written with the aid of machine learning, will be released by Inside the Castle in late … Continue reading WILLIAM ATLAS by Joshua Rothes

FLAGS FLUTTERING (REMEMBER YOUR ANCESTORS)

BY CARL WATTS I Without a salaam or ceremony, hole of the rock, other following him; brightness washed from a winter swimmer as peoples made small, finely chipped arrowheads. Skiffs scuffed to look sufficiently skiff, mottled globe to a continent of glaring peaks nearer and nearer the beholder, translated from one world to another. Utterly … Continue reading FLAGS FLUTTERING (REMEMBER YOUR ANCESTORS)

FULL OF HOLES

2019 comes to an end and Osmanthus publishes another collection of things we wrote down recently whilst the winter nights were growing long and hard to remember but before the memories had fully expired. Writing can be full of holes like that. It's what keeps us interested. FULL OF HOLESDownload Read excerpts below: Download our … Continue reading FULL OF HOLES

THREE EXQUISITE CORPSES

A game of chance and handwriting. I remember playing Exquisite Corpse (the drawing version) on long car rides with friends, but it is a game that dates back farther than that. It has passed on, generation to generation. It itself truly is the exquisite corpse of our times. During the Introduction to Mythology class that … Continue reading THREE EXQUISITE CORPSES