:: Xibalba Books - Bruce Rimell's Publishing Imprint for Poetry ::

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Welcome to the Poetry Portal for Xibalba Books, Bruce Rimell's unique publishing imprint and the outlet for beautiful poetry publications from his vast archive of poetic work. The Research Portal can be found here. Each book is beautifully presented, and designed with an artist's eye so as to delight the reader. From here you can purchase poetry titles such as Hangman Starman and Ta Sba Balamil Ta Ch'ulel, as well as earlier works such as The Fernal Songs and Minver Stories. Please check out my LULU BOOKSHOP for all my research and poetry titles.


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Something wonderful this way comes! I was a poet long before I was an artist, and have quietly kept it up since becoming an artist, with poems sometimes accompanying artworks, or running parallel with other projects. It has been a constant, albeit background presence in my creative life. Now, however, is the time to not be so quiet, to bring the poetic side of my soul into the foreground, and delve into my decades-deep archive of poetic works and present them to the wider world.

:: Click here to read my 'Poet Bio' ::   ()   :: NEW FOR SPRING 2023 - 'Nine Nights Awake' ::

This series of books will form a new aspect to my Xibalba Books publishing imprint, the 'Xibalba Books Poetry Series', which will be an ongoing, beautifully presented series of my psychedelic, queer, fernal, sometimes psychogeographical and sometimes perhaps even visionary poetry!

Uji no Shi Poetry Book
Reveries Dreams Refractions
Hangman Starman
Nine Nights Awake

In 2021, I released five poetry books from this archive, representing a selection of projects and explorations from the mid-90s to the year 2015. In Autumn 2022, I am delighted to announce a further three works: Uji no Shi, a collection of tanka poems from 1999-2001 in English and Japanese; Reveries, Dreams, Refractions, a retrospective of poetry from 1994 to 2021; and Hangman Starman, a dark and strange novella retelling of one of the most unsettling psychological episodes of my life. Spring 2023 brings a stunning work, my strange poetic autobiography Nine Nights Awake.

Xibalba Songs 240
Minver Stories 240
Fernal Songs 240
Ta Sba Balamil 240
White Book 240

The 2021 releases are still available: Xibalba Songs, my first collection of poetry from 2003, republished in a beautifully presented third edition; Minver Stories, a weirdly mythical take on 90s clubland and playful escapades with ecstasy; The Fernal Songs, a collection of wild and queer mythmaking which accompanied my art series 'The Fernal World'; Ta Sba Balamil Ta Ch'ulel, an illustrated poetic travelogue of my 2014 trip to Mexico; and White Book, a visionary text exploring a sustained religious ecstatic experience from the turn of the millennium.

At the time of writing, several other book projects are planned for 2023 and beyond, including Nine Nights Awake, a wild and strange longform work which will be simultaneously an epic poem wandering through fragments of Celtic and Germanic myth, an autobiography of my queer/hyperactive inner life, and a complex conversation with the soul. There will also be Coca Seeds, another illustrated poetic travelogue, this time from a 2017 trip to Colombia, and Beeley Far The North, a hyperactive mythical and psychogeographic response to visiting Northern Ireland for the first time.

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