Honolulu, Hawaii (August 26, 2017) – The opening reception for Peter Shaindlin's photography exhibit, Berlin: The Living and the Dead was held at The Outpost Gallery at Hound & Quail. The show will run through September 16, 2017.
The evening also featured the release of the second volume of the Deuxmers Two Seas series, titled Berlin: The Living and the Dead, containing a collection of images by Peter Shaindlin.
August 26, 2017
May 25, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 ̵ At the Hawaii Book & Music Festival.
Peter Shaindlin's presentation, titled "The Vaulted Sky", contained readings from Lucretius and Clare among many others, as well as author's own poetry from The Swans of Pergusa (published by Deuxmers).
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March 18, 2017
(In Turkish, dünya=world, ölmeme=not dying, günü=the day of.)
“Ertesi gün için bir şey diyemem ama rakı içtiğin gün ölmezsin.” – Cemal Süreya
“Cannot say anything about the next day, but you do not die on the day you're drinking rakı.” – Cemal Süreya
In 1981, on March 26, a group of Turkish poets, led by Turgut Uyar and Edip Cansever (of the Second New fame) were drinking together with their friends at a restaurant on the Bosphorus, as was usual for many similar nights. One of the ladies at the table starts to talk about a needle lodged in her body, and how she lived with the fear of dying, the fear that the needle would travel to her heart.
Then Turgut Uyar orders a bottle of rakı, they all sign it and tell her, “keep this bottle, we'll all drink it together next year on this day.” They keep up the promise every year until Turgut Uyar himself passes away in August of 1986, when his friends stop the tradition.
March 26 has now become “the day of not dying,” a continuing tradition in certain circles in Turkey, a day to get together with friends, to drink, eat and talk about literature and poetry and of being alive, and to celebrate life.
The Second New poetry, as well as the place of rakı in Turkish culture is too deep to go into here, but see hashtag
or the spelling without the diacritical Turkish letters
Posted by okimusubi at 6:08 PM
March 1, 2017
Paris, France (February 28, 2017) – Deuxmers Publishing announced the European launch of the lauded cult novella Citizen Steele by author Peter Shaindlin. The event was celebrated at a ceremony at the legendary Hemingway Bar at Hôtel Ritz Paris, where the book was inducted into the bar’s library and permanent literature collection. Colin Peter Field, the renowned head barman of the Hemingway Bar, presided over the commemoration ceremonies.
[ press release ]