Now on sale: the Barbed and the Beautiful by John D. Robinson and me. This beautifully designed publication, published by the uitgeverij petrichor (, contains poems by John D. Robinson and color illustrations by me. The sewn-in book is beautifully printed by Knust on sturdy paper (120 g, cover 330 g) and is a limited edition of 75 copies.

John D. Robinson is renowned UK poet: with hundreds of poems published in small press zines and online literary journals. He runs a publishing house by the name of Holy&intoxicated Publications and in 2019 Uncollected Press published ‘Hang In There’, a collection of his  poems .
John D. Robinson is an important underground poet totally worth turning your attention to. Although Bukowski & others may have been an initial inspiration, Robinson has now found his own voice and there is a lot to admire about him – the honesty of his writing, his embrace of the alternative small publishing community, his resilience in surviving his past errors and in getting his words out to us.’(Bold Monkey)

The Barbed & The Beautiful