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Spells for Black Wizards

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The poems in Candace Williams’ Spells for Black Wizards do not hold back. Candace's mind does not hold back. Neither should the medium through which she speaks. We first published this chapbook as a poetry map spread, with an index of spells. It sold out before the end of the first week of preorders. Now, over a year later, we would like to offer a second edition of Williams’s dazzling chapbook, this time as a traditional perfect-bound chapbook. This chapbook pushes form to the brink. To be a true master of form, one must learn and master the form—and then they must rupture it, obliterate it of its former occupancy. In this book of sestinas, sonnets, blank verse, and free verse, words ricochet off such formal and systemic ruptures. Here is a true book of spells for the contemporary reader.


First published February 5, 2018

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August 6, 2018
I had the pleasure of reading this collection in manuscript form. So much amazing poetry is being published in chapbook form. We need to do a better job of promoting chapbooks and the poets who write them.

This is a wonderful introduction to a poet who making serious noise on the poetry scene.
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March 19, 2018
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