about doing the work, Essay fragments

Exquisite names those women

Exquisite memories, those women warriors (for Dec.06 in the year of the reign

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This morning, snow covered ground, that train, east-bound.cropped-perimeter-is-the-not-spoken-1.jpg

about doing the work, Events and readings

Nov 3, THOT-J-BAP: extractions Book Launch

This week on Friday, I’ll be launching my new chapbook, THOT-J-BAP: extractions from Nomados Press alongside Marguerite Pigeon and her chapbook, My Model Poem. Hope to see you there!

Nomados Press Thot-J-Bap

Like the bees who populate it, Saklikar’s THOT-J-BAP is humming, productive, and vital, performing an urgent gathering of specimens amassed, dissipated, and recollected from which it extracts ‘those gems they would steal’: fragments of stories, of love, of violence, of remembering, of ‘what once was, compressed.’ This is fecund, fabulous work.”

–  Catriona Strang

I always have my eye out for a truly ambitious poetry—and here it is, epic in scope, running through its own newly-created dimension just outside of recognizable time and space, a mobile world moving by, line by line, touching “what hurts, what helps, what heals,” transformed. Saklikar manages a near perfect merger of forward-momentum narrative and paratactic detail where each word is a hypnotically pronounced incantation, the story pulled into glittering erotic fragments, each piece a world in itself, glowing, refracting, the ambition of the part to overwhelm the whole. THOT-J-BAP is poetry to lose and find yourself in. I’m hooked.” 

– Stephen Collis

Date: Friday, November 3 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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