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Hollow Key Press is the imprint of multimedia artist & author, Evvie "Evvin" Marin,

publishing independent works in the intersection of the lyrical, the queer, and the esoteric. 


Tidal Locks 

& Other Tales You Told So Long

You Can't Tell What They Mean


Welcome to Holistic, Lush Dysphoria! We’ve got Skee-ball!

Tidal Locks book cover by Evvin Marin illustrated with a moody seascape including wild rose, crab claw, and gull feather.

Tidal Locks is a salty, playfully anachronistic glimpse into the private diaries of an irreverent contemplative and amiable recluse. An illustrated blend of fiction and confession, Marin’s poetry remixes the hallucinatory symbolism of folklore, natural history, occultism, and dream to explore the deep surrealism, haunted beauty, queer urgency, and mundane heartaches of waking life in a decaying world. 

We built this gate and kept it locked.

We tethered up and linked the knots

Until our knuckles polished down to bone.

We named the battened outfit Reassurance,

And we rested reassured we were alone . . .

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• First edition ebook Oct. 2022.

• 105 Pages. 

• 43 Poems.

• 7 Full-page, color illustrations.

• EPUB, static layout, 18.9 MB.

• English.

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