Mandragora - Ed. Ruby Sara
UK: Scarlet Imprint, 2012. 249 pages. Paperback. New Subtitled,
'Further Explorations in Esoteric Poesis' is a collection of poetry and essays from occult and esoterically exploratory writers; it is a companion volume to
Datura, Scarlet Imprint's first. It is not slim volume: its 249 pages are packed with nine essays and the works of 48 poets. This book offers a doorway into the vital literary world of today's psychonauts. It reveals who's active now, and what is happening. The contributors range from the established to the new. Among the more well-known are the award-winning Peter Dube, the surrealist Stuart Inman, and California's T. Thorn Coyle. The newer names present surprisingly strong work, which is a tribute to them an also a to the collection's editor, Ruby Sara. Poetry offers a haunted a doorway into the other worlds, and indeed into the worlds of others. Language is an invocation, an these works do indeed invoke.