NOCT, The Threshold of Madness (The Atlas Review, 2019)

My chapbook Noct: The Threshold of Madness from the larger body of poems, scrolls, planisphere and poem-objects, HOAX, has been selected as 2019 Chapbook winner alongside several other wonderful writers!

The Atlas Review will be publishing:

Ellena Savage’s Yellow City 
Rae Gouirand’s The History of Art
Trevor Ketner’s White Combine: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg
Shannon Sankey’s We Ran Rapturous
Olatunde Osinaike’s Speech Therapy
Kina Viola’s Darkcutter

Noct: The Threshold of Madness is a poem of identity disrepair erased using anti-normative, anti-black images, language, and ideas from in popular how-to black magic book. I graphed over page of the book with sigils, circles, and other coded markings. I un/wrote between 2014 and 2015.

Noct has received a lot of support. Special thanks to Michael Morse, whom edited an excerpt in The Literary ReviewAnother excerpt was selected by Anomaly (fka Drunken Boat), nominated for and printed in Bettering American Poetry vol. II. I thank their editors and staff. The book of erasures was installed and performed in Artists Space‘s “Pride Goes Before a Fall / Beware of a Holy Whore / Mise en Abyme” (2016) with thanks to Harry Burke.

I’m very excited to return to this piece with a different knowledge painfully acquired. I hope to learn projection mapping software, to elevate the piece next level. Cause there’s gonna be a launch.

Onward!

–Joey

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