Gary Cummiskey is a poet and publisher living in Johannesburg. He is the founding editor of Dye Hard Press, which since 1994 has published writers such as Gail Dendy, Arja Salafranca, Alan Finlay, Philip Zhuwao, Gus Ferguson, Kobus Moolman, and Allan Kolski Horwitz. In 2011, Dye Hard Press published the much-acclaimed short fiction anthology, The Edge of Things, selected by Arja Salafranca.
He is the author of several poetry chapbooks, the latest being Romancing the Dead (Tearoom Books, Durban, 2009) and Sky Dreaming (Graffiti Kolkata, India, 2011). In 2009, he published Who was Sinclair Beiles? a collection of writings about the South African Beat poet, co-edited with Eva Kowalska. Cummiskey’s work has been published in the US, Sweden, Denmark and India. Three of his poems have inspired short films.
He is working on a collection of short fiction. Visit dyehard-press.blogspot.com