The Angel in The Dream of Our Hangover aphorisms, by Mark Leidner

the angel in the dreams of our hangover

The Angel in The Dreams of Our Hangover, the sophomore release from SATOR PRESS, is a quick read full of wisdom.

The design and layout of this book is beautiful. Each aphorism leads very well into the next.

Throughout the 80 or so aphorisms some themes arise and they arise quickly--they are the poet, the West (Western wisdom) and Christ.

The poet: "poets are the unacknowledged law school students of the world."

The West: "whatever ends the West will be remained / the West."

Christ is mentioned the least but is also mentioned first, "a thousand people in a room, a thousand parodies of Christ." One-third of the way into the book "...the West absorbs Christ," and seventeen pages later, "one does not begin a poem, one abandons one's life."

There are dozens of other subjects but the above feel reused with great purpose.

The depth of this small book is what makes it genius. Showing us not only Leidner's powerful use of language, image, and subject, but also giving us a hint at the enigmatic and exciting direction of SATOR PRESS.

Mark Leidner has crafted a sharp read unlike anything I've read so far this year. Highly recommended.



Ken Baumann said...

Thank you, Ben. So happy you dig it.

Ben Spivey said...

Thanks Ken.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

I love this book. It's flights and sunrises captured.

Ken Baumann said...

Thank you, Matt. Happy.