Tartarus Press

publishers

Star Kites is a sewn hardback of 64 pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.

 

ISBN 978-1-905784-52-3

 

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Star Kites

poems & versions

by

Mark Valentine

 

Mark Valentine’s first collection of poems draws on the sources that have inspired his acclaimed short stories—oneiric and otherworldly, and inexplicably beautiful. The poems evoke half-lit figures and images, seen in smoke, shadow, sun-haze and stone, and moments when the visible world does not quite cohere. Valentine writes of spells, oracles, myths and the fragility of memory.

 

Also offered are versions of poems by previously unheard European voices, including the Italian twilight poet Sergio Corazzini; the early mystical work of Ernst Stadler, a young, cosmopolitan poet killed in the Great war near Ypres; an Imagist homage to the Armenian poet and reformer Madame Sibyl; and a poem of Autumn by Ludmila Jevsejeva, exiled for her work in Esperanto.

 

Mark Valentine’s poems have appeared in Smoke, Sepia, Amoeba, The Fool, Mandragora and other journals and anthologies.

 

Reviews

'I am impressed by Star Kites: the collection as a whole haunts me after reading them, and going back to individual poems as I write this review leaves me yearning to read the whole again.' Phillip Ellis

'...another glimpse into the worlds of this most captivating of authors.' Wyrd Britain

 

 

Limited edition hardbacks available by Mark Valentine:

A Wild Tumultory Library (essays)

Inner Europe (short stories with John Howard)

Time, A Falconer: A Study of Sarban (biography)

 

Paperbacks available by Mark Valentine

Haunted by Books (essays)

A Country Still All Mystery (essays)

The Herald of the Hidden (short stories)

Secret Europe (short stories, with John Howard)

The Collected Connoisseur (short stories, with John Howard)

 

Ebooks available by Mark Valentine

A Wild Tumultory Library (essays)

A Country Still All Mystery (essays)

Haunted by Books (essays)

The Herald of the Hidden (short stories)

The Collected Connoisseur (short stories, with John Howard)

Secret Europe (short stories, with John Howard)

Inner Europe (short stories with John Howard)

 

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