New videos of Dalt Wonk performing his fables. A delight! In collaboration with Simon Blake and Fire on the Bayou Productions, these short films feature Wonk at his studio in New Orleans.
View the series HERE.
Please join us for a reading and book signing celebrating Luna Press’ new release Grief is Hiding in this Music, with Dalt Wonk. We hope to see you there!
513 Octavia St, New Orleans
Excited to share that Dalt’s book Lonely Voyagers, a collaboration with Simon Blake, has been named as a Finalist for the Indie Book Awards.
Congratulations to Simon and Dalt for their amazing work!
To learn more about the award and see the lists of Winners and Finalists, click here.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 3-3:30PM CST
Register for the event here.
Join Dalt Wonk as he reads poetry alongside Bonnie Larson Staiger and Mary Katherine Wainwright in the San Miguel Poetry Café event A Sense of Place. The event will take place via Zoom and is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5-6pm CST
For more information please visit: sanmiguelliterarysala.org
Dalt Wonk’s new collaborative book with Simon Blake, Lonely Voyagers, was recently reviewed by Heather Brooks of the US Review of Books.
“Wonk and Blake’s book … will almost certainly appeal to collage artists and enthusiasts … [who] will revel in the new life breathed into antique prints.”
Read the article: Heather Brooks, The US Review of Books, June 30, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that Dalt’s latest book Lonely Voyagers, a collaboration with artist Simon Blake, was named as a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award.
Congratulations to Simon and Dalt for their great work!
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To learn more about the Eric Hoffer Award and see the lists of Winners and Finalists, click here.
“This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Josephine Sacabo about her beautiful new photography book, Structures of Reverie, and Dalt Wonk and Simon Blake celebrate their collaboration in art and text for Lonely Voyagers.”
Listen to the interview: Susan Larson, The Reading Life (WWNO), December 16, 2019
Please join us for a book signing of Dalt’s new release: Lonely Voyagers, with images by Simon Blake.
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 11 – 12:30 pm
513 Octavia St, New Orleans
Please join us for a launch party and book signing celebrating Luna Press new releases and Dalt’s latest work, Lonely Voyagers – featuring illustrations by artist Simon Blake. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, December 19, 5 – 8 pm
1036 Royal St., New Orleans
Luna Press, publisher of Dalt’s books, is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed before December 31. This is a great opportunity to share Dalt’s titles – including French Quarter Fables, The Riddles of Existence, Spiritual Gifts, and the forthcoming Lonely Voyagers – with friends and family around the country for the holidays!
Illustrations by Simon Blake
Text by Dalt Wonk
Hardcover, 10 x 12 1/2 inches, 56 pages
Published by Luna Press, 2019
“Word and image combine seamlessly to bring to life a fantastic world. An alluring journey. A beautiful sense of bewilderment.”
— David Gordon Green
Susan Larson, The New Orleans Advocate, January 7, 2019
Like many good ideas in New Orleans, Luna Press began over drinks on a French Quarter balcony. Photographer Josephine Sacabo and her husband, writer Dalt Wonk, recalled a visit with Mexican guests, during which discussion turned to founding a publishing company.
“But what we would call it?” Wonk asked.
“One of the women pointed up at the moonlit sky and said, ‘La Luna,’ ” Sacabo remembered. A fitting name and serendipitous beginning for the publisher of such dreamy books as “Nocturnes,” with Sacabo’s moonstruck images and Wonk’s distinctive poems. And with that book, Wonk added, “We knew we could do it.”
R. Stephanie Bruno, The New Orleans Advocate, December 27, 2018
When Dalt Wonk and Josephine Sacabo moved back to America from France in 1973, they chose to settle in the city that would cause the least culture shock. That was New Orleans and, specifically, the French Quarter.
“The Quarter was a wonderful place to live in the early 1970s,” Wonk said. “There were writers and artists and musicians, a creative scene, because it was a cheap place to live. Rents were as little as $10 a night to $100 a month. It was the most European of American cities, and it’s why Josephine and I have been so happy.”