By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
This is not really a Found on the Net because I didn’t find it on the Net, but I’ll be cheeky and let it slip. I get a fair amount of stuff in the mail for Innsmouth Free Press. Mostly, it consists of books for review. Sometimes, an odder item makes it into the PO Box. Codex Ulthar is one of those items.
The Codex is a slim, black-and-white pamphlet with a side-saddle staple, the kind that was plentiful before the Internet boom drove most fan publications online. This one contains Lovecraftian poetry inspired by Lovecraft’s Dreamlands stories. The author is Cardinal Cox, who previously produced the Lovecraftian pamphlets Codex Cthulhapalooza (2010) and Codex Dagon (2010). He was the Poet Laureate of Peterborough and Poet-in-Residence at theBroadway Cemetery, and he won the John Clare Poetry Prize in 2009.
Here are a few lines from “What Sports on Hatheg-Ka”:
Deities of unutterable age
Dance on lone mountain above desert sand
Then they open doors with blasphemous lock
There is no shelter from the space dark rage
This place then safe again from mortal hand
If you want a free copy of the pamphlet (while stocks last), contact cardinalcox1 AT yahoo.co.uk. This reminds me that you can send me stuff you wish me to highlight in Found on the Net. But don’t mail it to me unless I say so (even if you have my PO Box number)!