Recommended by Caitlyn
The long poem was written over the course of twenty days, coming in and out of trance states brought on by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church. If you experienced Stucky's first book, The Truth is We are Perfect, for Third Man Books, then Ascend Ascend is a must read.
"Janaka Stucky is extraordinary, and his work riveting."—Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin
"A dreamlike power"—Publishers Weekly
“A genuine return to a poetry of extasis, both in experience & in language. Breathtaking and wonderful, I'm truly delighted to add Ascend Ascend to my repertory of contemporary works.”—Jerome Rothenberg, editor of Technicians of the Sacred