Janaka Stucky - Ascend Ascend, a Public Ritual for Personal Transformation + Scarlett Sabbett

Fri May 31 2019

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Troubadour

263-267 Old Brompton Rd Earl's Court London SW5 9JA

£10

All Ages

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ASCEND ASCEND - a public ritual for personal transformation

“Janaka Stucky is extraordinary, and his work riveting.”

—Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

Ascend Ascend is a passionate trance poem of praise, incantation and divination … One is grateful, in these imperiled times, for such forceful ritual and invocation: Every word along the way / Lit like a flame upon / The wick of its origin.”

—Anne Waldman, author of Trickster Feminism

“Stucky’s writing is a miracle, not only in its genius, but in its generosity. This is a love poem that shocks with secret links and revelations. It will lift you out of whoever you think you are.”

—Pam Grossman, host of The Witch Wave podcast

Poets, witches, and rock stars alike all have one thing in common—today at least—and that is their passion for the work of poet Janaka Stucky. Written over the course of twenty days coming in and out of trance states while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, Janaka’s new book ASCEND ASCEND is rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot literature, which chronicles an ascent up the Kabbalistic Tree of Life to witness the “chariot of God.” Equal parts Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain,” this long poem documents the ecstatic destruction of the self through its union with the divine.

Returning to England for the first time since his phenomenal performance at the Roundhouse in 2014, Janaka Stucky will be flying in from the United States to celebrate the launch of his new book, Ascend Ascend. Published in the UK by the leading independent publisher for esotericism and magic in visual culture, Fulgur Press, this deluxe, limited edition of Ascend Ascend also features seven beautiful illustrations by the American fine artist, K Lenore Siner—who is also flying in for the event. For one night only, Janaka will be presenting this new work in its entirety as an immersive, multidisciplinary performance to create a visceral interpretation of ritual that invokes mythography across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

Joining Janaka in the night’s performances will be London-based poet, Scarlett Sabet, whose latest book of poems, Camille, launched at Mortimer House back in March of 2019. Copies of Ascend Ascend will also be on-hand, each signed and numbered by both Janaka and K.

Fulgur Press + The Troubadour present
Janaka Stucky - Ascend Ascend, a Public Ritual for Personal Transformation + Scarlett Sabbett

  • Janaka Stucky

    Janaka Stucky

    Poetry

  • Scarlett Sabet

    Scarlett Sabet

    Poetry

    Scarlett Sabet is a London based poet and performer. She wrote, directed and starred in her poetic short film “Burning” which was produced by BAFTA winning producer Charlie Hanson in 2012. Her first collection "Rocking Underground" was launched with a reading at the Chelsea Arts Club in November 2014.

    Her second collection "The Lock And The Key" was launched with a reading at Shakespeare and Company in Paris in July 2016. In October 2016 GQ online released a video of Scarlett performing her poem Feathers at Leighton House to celebrate National Poetry Day.

    In January 2017 Scarlett was interviewed and gave a reading for the radio program "Van Morrison And Me" hosted by journalist John McCarthy for the BBC World Service, also featuring Sir Van Morrison, Brian Keenan and novelist Ian Rankin. In April 2017, Scarlett was invited by poet and Professor Dr. Dan Chiasson to give a reading at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. In December 2017 Scarlett gave a reading and her poems were exhibited alongside acclaimed photographer Jim Marshall's work for the Peace and Light exhibition at The Troubadour in London.

    In March 2018 Scarlett launched her third collection of poetry with a poetry reading at the iconic City Lights bookstore in San Francisco

    Scarlett has given poetry readings at the Aspects Literary Festival, and No Alibi’s bookshop in Belfast. In London she has read at The Troubadour, the William Morris Gallery, the World's End Bookshop, Burberry, The Groucho Club, The Rosemary Branch Theatre, The Southwark Playhouse and Atlantis Bookshop. In New York Scarlett has read at KGB, Bowery Poetry and Berl’s bookshop. In Seattle Scarlett has read at Elliot Bay Books. She also gave a poetry reading and workshop for the teenagers that make up the Youth Advisory Board at Seattle's MOPOP Museum.

    Scarlett and her work have featured in GQ, Tatler, Dazed and Confused, Smear, The Lonely Crowd, KCWToday and Constellation Magazine.

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Janaka Stucky - Ascend Ascend, a Public Ritual for Personal Transformation + Scarlett Sabbett

Fri May 31 2019 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Troubadour London
Janaka Stucky - Ascend Ascend, a Public Ritual for Personal Transformation + Scarlett Sabbett

£10 All Ages

ASCEND ASCEND - a public ritual for personal transformation

“Janaka Stucky is extraordinary, and his work riveting.”

—Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

Ascend Ascend is a passionate trance poem of praise, incantation and divination … One is grateful, in these imperiled times, for such forceful ritual and invocation: Every word along the way / Lit like a flame upon / The wick of its origin.”

—Anne Waldman, author of Trickster Feminism

“Stucky’s writing is a miracle, not only in its genius, but in its generosity. This is a love poem that shocks with secret links and revelations. It will lift you out of whoever you think you are.”

—Pam Grossman, host of The Witch Wave podcast

Poets, witches, and rock stars alike all have one thing in common—today at least—and that is their passion for the work of poet Janaka Stucky. Written over the course of twenty days coming in and out of trance states while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, Janaka’s new book ASCEND ASCEND is rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot literature, which chronicles an ascent up the Kabbalistic Tree of Life to witness the “chariot of God.” Equal parts Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain,” this long poem documents the ecstatic destruction of the self through its union with the divine.

Returning to England for the first time since his phenomenal performance at the Roundhouse in 2014, Janaka Stucky will be flying in from the United States to celebrate the launch of his new book, Ascend Ascend. Published in the UK by the leading independent publisher for esotericism and magic in visual culture, Fulgur Press, this deluxe, limited edition of Ascend Ascend also features seven beautiful illustrations by the American fine artist, K Lenore Siner—who is also flying in for the event. For one night only, Janaka will be presenting this new work in its entirety as an immersive, multidisciplinary performance to create a visceral interpretation of ritual that invokes mythography across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

Joining Janaka in the night’s performances will be London-based poet, Scarlett Sabet, whose latest book of poems, Camille, launched at Mortimer House back in March of 2019. Copies of Ascend Ascend will also be on-hand, each signed and numbered by both Janaka and K.

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