New holy text from TS High Priestess Bhanu Kapil appears in the debut publication of Ignota Press, Spells: 21st-Century Occult Poetry, along with work by Ursula K. Le Guin, Kaveh Akbar, and a host of TS faves: CAConrad, Lucy Ives, Dorothea Lasky, Ariana Reines, et al.
Says Ignota: Spells brings together thirty-six contemporary voices exploring the territory where justice, selfhood and the imagination meet the transformative power of the occult. Reflecting recent struggles around #MeToo, and the growing interest in witchcraft and astrology, these poems unmake the world around them so that it might be remade anew. Spells are poems; poetry is spelling. Spell-poems take us into a place where the right words can influence the universe.
Edited by Sarah Shin and Rebecca Tamás, with an introduction by So Mayer, Spells other contributors include Rachael Allen, Nuar Alsadir, Khairani Barokka, Emily Berry, A.K. Blakemore, Jen Calleja, Vahni Capildeo, Kayo Chingonyi, Elinor Cleghorn, Nia Davies, Kate Duckney, Livia Franchini, Will Harris, Caspar Heinemann, Rebecca May Johnson, Amy Key, Daisy Lafarge, Francesca Lisette, Canisia Lubrin, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Lucy Mercer, Hoa Nguyen, Rebecca Perry, Nat Raha, Nisha Ramayya, Sophie Robinson, Erica Scourti, Dolly Turing, and Jane Yeh.
Ignota Books is a new independent publisher and an experiment in the techniques of awakening and change. Drawing from emergent, contemporary and ancient systems of knowledge, Ignota specialises in books that inspire holistic approaches to reinventing the 21st century. Its foundations as a publishing house provide a stage for a variety of rituals and activities, including publications, gatherings, new services and the active development of spirit. Check out Ignota Books online.