The Printer of Island Castle by Mario Milosevic
Approx. 6,460 words.
Published on March 20, 2011 by
Green Snake Publishing.
In the printer’s world ink is the ultimate judge: if she prints a poem of quality the ink stays fixed on the page. If the work is inferior, the ink disappears. Few poets can please the ink and the printer is resigned to producing pages that quickly become blank. Then she meets a poet whose relentless need to express himself draws her into his world and she may not come out of it the same.