The Cult of Seizure

The Cult of Seizure

by Rikki Ducornet
     
 

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The Cult of Seizure starts from a wonderfully lush photograph of a Florentine cavern by Tony Urquhart, and proceeds visually through a bestiary of the small creatures that crawl — lizards, snakes, crickets ... all rendered in the style of the 19th century steel engraving, much after the manner of a dated zoology text.  See more details below

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The Cult of Seizure starts from a wonderfully lush photograph of a Florentine cavern by Tony Urquhart, and proceeds visually through a bestiary of the small creatures that crawl — lizards, snakes, crickets ... all rendered in the style of the 19th century steel engraving, much after the manner of a dated zoology text.

Editorial Reviews

Radcliffe Quarterly
'The success of The Cult of Seizure is that its poems present the grotesque and the passionate without giving in to melodrama or sentiment.'
Globe & Mail
'Sharp, haunting poetry from a fine practitioner of the art. If you read only one book of poetry this year ...'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908011466
Publisher:
Skylight Press
Publication date:
04/09/2012
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

What People are saying about this

Jane Urquhart
'The Cult of Seizure is a combination of the bestial and the bestiary; of terror and of tenderness. Ducornet's sensibility is as hot and sharp and shining as a knife left out in the sun. A truly spirit-stirring collection of poetry.'

Meet the Author

Rikki Ducornet was born in New York and has lived in North Africa, South America, Canada and France. Her work as an illustrator first came to the attention of the Canadian book trade in 1974 with the publication of Susan Musgrave's Gullband. In 1983, the Porcupine's Quill commissioned Rikki to illustrate an edition of Jorge Luis Borges' Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.

Rikki is the author of three short-story collections, seven books of poetry, and seven novels, including The Fan-Maker's Inquisition and The Jade Cabinet. She is also a painter whose work has been exhibited widely. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado.

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