112 pages / paperback / $15.00
By turns surreal, absurd, allegorical, and meta fictional, this genre-defying cult classic of 33 linked sketches shows us a voice searching for meaning in the landscapes of intellect and ardor. This is a book of exquisite structures, of encounters with the tricksters of self, and it ultimately reveals a portrait of an artist willing to confront the mysteries and outermost limits of his own obsessions. Out of print for nearly 30 years, this new edition offers Wevill fans and new readers alike an essential work of contemporary experimental literature.
In this edition, 26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards. $75. For order inquiries, contact email@example.com.
David Wevill is a poet, translator, and editor whose work has been awarded with an Arts Council Book Prize, the Richard Hillary Prize, two Arts Council Poetry Bursaries, an E.C. Gregory Trust Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His Poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry (Chicago), Harper's, The Listener, The Observer, The Spectator, and on the BBC. His recent books include Departures: Selected Poems (2003), Asterisks (2007), The Boy Changed into a Stag Clamors at the Gate of Secrets (2010), and To Build My Shadow a Fire: The Poetry and Translations of David Wevill (2010). He currently lives in Austin, Texas.
"Among the poets of Atlantis-those who belong to both the Old World and the New, I have always thought of David Wevill as one of the finest in our time."
— Nathaniel Tarn