Duckworth Hollingsway 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.
Currently, Duckworth is compiling
his collection of "Lunatic Monologues," which we are somewhat proud to feature here at HGP.