Friday, 21 August 2015

Actual Cloud

As blog readers will be aware I'm now co-editor - with my partner, Sophie - of Salò Press. An independent publisher dedicated to showcase the best surreal/experimental poetry and fiction. Our first publication - a poetry collection titled "Actual Cloud" by Dalton Day - is now available and orders can be taken through our website (UK/ELSEWHERE) which will be fulfilled immediately (official publication date is 1st October for other outlets).

The blurb for the book is as follows:

Actual Cloud is a being in awe of its existence // is lightness  // is a vortex of movement // is a hello, you exist // is a mountain of a person declaring feel this.

In his first full length collection, Dalton Day presents a landscape of subtle purity cocooned in natural honesty where simplicity and raw emotion endures what it feels to be.

Dalton Day is a poet & literal dog-person living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of the chapbook Fake Knife, & his poems have been featured in Hobart, PANK, Everyday Genius, & Columbia Poetry Review, among others. He can be found at and

“Reading Actual Cloud is like tracking a mysterious animal through a wood of fog and feeling. Its body keeps changing, gaining fur, finding sorrow, leaving antlers, then paw prints, then hoof prints behind. The path the language takes is simple, declarative, but also full of gaps and quick swerves. It's clear this poet finds pleasure in leading the way, and it's a joy to wander in pursuit.” -  Heather Christle, author of Heliopause and What is Amazing

The great cover art is by Muxxi (

We encourage you to buy direct from us and to support our fledgling press in addition to supporting Dalton's fantastic writing. We are also open to submissions for this project: "A Galaxy Of Starfish: An Anthology of Modern Surrealism". It's exciting times for us. We want to champion the best poetry/prose we can find and with this first collection we've set our standards high. Join us.

To whet your appetite here's an actual poem from Actual Cloud:

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