By Mark Wagenaar
In this debut assortment, Voodoo Inverso, Mark Wagenaar composes a startling mystical imagism and units it to track, utilizing self-portraits to discover differing actual and religious landscapes. He makes use of a number of personae—a sufferer of intercourse trafficking in Amsterdam, a fichera dancer, a portrait haunted by means of Dante, a carillonneur of starlight, an elephant in red slippers remembering its beloved—to silhouette the intricacies and frailties of the physique and the realm. In a sequence of “gospels” and “histories”—such because the poems “History of Ecstasy” and “Moth Hour Gospel”—he shines a gentle at the chances of transcendence and transfiguration, weaving jointly reminiscence and loss with hope and hope.
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