A man awakens, not from sleep but from spiritual torpor, and finds himself waiting elves’ tables and attending elementals’ parties. His journey is fabulous and perilous, like Sindbad’s. His recognitions are like forbidden fruits. He fills in the blanks, connects the dots, and remembers how the heron departs at evening.
Djelloul Marbrook’s previous works have won critical acclaim and prestigious prizes, including the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, the 2010 International Book Award in poetry, and the 2008 Literal Latté fiction prize. As a journalist, poet, writer and activist, he has invested his talent and intellect in an artistic voice exemplifying the best qualities of humanity. Through an engaging, well reasoned and powerfully clear voice, he gives flight to a spiritual awakening and casts a wise shadow on the canon of American poetry.