Out now, S(tars) & M(agnets) Devon Gallant’s 4th collection of poetry.
Praise for S(tars) & M(agnets)
“Impregnable…you almost have to fight it for meaning.” Octavian Herescu
“A paradoxical combination of simplicity and extravagance.” Allan Briesmaster (Quattro Books)
“These are the kinds of poems I see scholars at University take time to study. I am stunned by what I am seeing.” Rudyard Fearon
“s(tars) and m(agnets) a mirakul uv a book th narrator sails flies thru galax eez in a bed uv stars brings his love cum thru fire 2 th prson celebrating n spreding within th birth uv unicorns each lettr each beet each blessing is a book uv love uv daring 2 b now writtn on an olympia typwritr th tactilitee uv each star each moovment mesur brings a nu book uv joy 2 our opning hearts devon gallant has dun sumthing reelee awesum n reelee sewrapturous stedee xplorativ n radiant all within th wheel uv time iuv usd selektid phrases from devon gallants writing 2 illustrate th wundrs n powrs uv th word magik heer” bill bissett
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ABOUT S(tars) & M(agnets)
S(tars) & M(agnets) is an experimental ‘book-of-poems’ composed entirely on a 1959 Olympia SF travel typewriter and ranging in themes from the mystical to the sensual. The title is a nod to the ee cummings collection Tulips and Chimneys. Where Tulips and Chimneys was a sexual innuendo for male and female genitalia, S(tars) & M(agnets) is a reference to the sexual play of Sado-Masochism. On top of the poetry of ee cummings, S(tars) & M(agnets) is inspired by the works of Grant Morrison, Rob Brezsny, Pablo Neruda, and Denise Levertov.
Poems from S(tars) & M(agnets) have been featured in the following literary magazines:
“Salvation” in Issue 4 of The Bellville Park Pages
“Chaos” & “I Am A Shaman” in Beyond Borderlands
“The Carousel at Midnight” in Volume 1: February 2014 of Bitterzoet Magazine
“Moon, Stars, and Grass” in Issue 108 of Crack the Spine
“Paris” & “Untouchable” in Issue 7 of The Jet Fuel Review