In this debut collection, Voodoo Inverso , Mark Wagenaar composes a startling mystical imagism and sets it to music, using self-portraits to explore differing physical and spiritual landscapes. He uses a variety of personae a victim of sex trafficking in Amsterdam, a fichera dancer, a portrait haunted by Dante, a carillonneur of starlight, an elephant in pink slippers remembering its beloved to silhouette the intricacies and frailties of the body and the world. In a series of gospels and histories such as the poems ...

Voodoo Inverso 2012, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299288143

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