Medical Editor and Contributor
first became acquainted with the Holy Grail Press in the fall of 1987, when HGP published his much criticized “Christmas
Poems.” Whereas HGP’s main criterion for publication is quality, that criterion is always relative to the
quantity. What can we say? It was 1987.
The “Christmas Poems” also met the State of Illinois’ criteria for insanity,
and Duckworth spent the next 14 years at their facility just outside of Crossgrove, both as an inmate and as an intern, though
it is not clear if those two pursuits ran concurrently. Because the Holy Grail Press was Mr. Hollingsway’s
last known address, they sent him here upon his release in 2001, 2006, 2009, and now in 2011.