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Hardcover, 110 pages
Published October 2015 by Ex Occidente Press/L’Homme Récent

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Forrest
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I cannot tell you whether or not the choice of cover art for this slim volume was intentional. I can tell you that it is meaningful: The Queen of Clubs, faceless, hollow, her head a gateway to void, one hand upraised (as Mary's is frequently represented in medieval and renaissance art) to heaven, the other holding a dagger, ready to strike. There is no deception here, things are what they seem. The Haunted Sleep awaits us all.

Wood presents with a series of prose poetry and verse. I admit that i
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Des Lewis
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
You will need to travel far to find a text in such a perfectly composed register as this five-paged prose poem, an eschatological exercise in temporarily waking from death, or at least there is a doubt as to whether it is temporary in the reader’s mind, as reflective self meets expectant self amid a questioning of many of previous life’s accoutrements, some as if emerging from a Magritte painting.

The detailed review of this book posted elsewhere under my name is too long or impractical to post
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