MINERVA / Series III: Invocation and Ritual curates poetry PDFs that summon forth new things and/ or enact conflicts.
AK, on horror;
'These poems were written at different times and with different intents, so I decided to run with the conceit that all are collage poems composed using the love-letters of prisoners on death row.
They are not - but a uniting thread is, I suppose, my interest in the aesthetics of horror, which tends to play on the disgust invoked by the other, whether corpse, murderer, or something less banal. In the same way the creaking Victorian haunted houses of Henry James or Charles Dickens are parsed by people with more time than me as metaphors for the convoluted 19th-century psyche, it seems to me that the tropes of contemporary horror film are an interesting way into modern concerns of isolation/ integration, bodily autonomy/ differentiation. These poems are explorations of that, in their different ways.'