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Janaka Stucky

City Lights Bookstore

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, Ascend Ascend is Janaka Stucky's most powerful book to date. Rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot literature, which chronicles an ascent up the Kabbalistic Tree of Life to witness the Merkabah, or "chariot of God," this book-length poem drafts a surr


This is what SF/Arts curator Evan Karp has to say about Janaka Stucky :

Author of three previous collections of poetry, and founder of the indie press Black Ocean, Janaka Stucky celebrates his new book “Ascend Ascend” (Third Man Books). Written over the course of just twenty days, as Stucky was coming in and out of trance states induced by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals, the book-length poem is rooted in Jewish mysticism and the ecstatic tradition.

Event Info
Sep 17
Tue at 7:00 p.m.
Free
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Info: 415-362-8193
Venue: 362-8193
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