|Spells of a Voodoo Doll: The Collected Works of Assotto Saint
|Assotto Saint, edited by Michele Karlsberg
145 x 222 mm
In this timely collection of poetry, plays, fiction, and performance texts, Assotto Saint draws upon music and incantation, his Haitian heritage, and a politics of liberation to weaves together a tapestry of literature that celebrates life in the face of death. Influential to contemporary writers such as Essex Hemphill, Marlon Riggs, and Melvin Dixon, Sacred Spells is Saint’s crucial legacy–five hundred incandescent pages of painful, lyric writing that exemplifies the visceral, spiritual dimensions of an artistic practice that’s integral to Black and LGBTQ activist movements worldwide, both historic and present.
"The moment I open this marvelous, energetic, vital, forward thinking testament to the will to create a new world, well, it all came flooding back. Assotto was a man who created community, who brought people along with his…yes…revolutionary vision. And the fragmented nature of this volume accurately reminds us of the brilliance and courage cut short. A necessary addition that speaks directly to our world."