FIREWALKERS MAY ENTER
Welcome to an all-consuming art space where flames decipher ash poetics floating in our charred Anthropocene. Ashes to ashes... we are star dust. We are ash.
Maggs Vibo's Ashes to Ashes (author), layout by Sal Nunkachov, published by Paper View Independent Publishers, Leiria, Portugal. Although published in many anthologies, this project represents the artist's debut solo [spineless] poetry experiment. *Support indie presses and the artists involved*
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"Is the poet annealing these war words, or perhaps transmuting them into poetry? Or is the insinuating presence of war itself causing this language to combust? Complex, troubling and very beautiful visual poems in Maggs Vibo's Ashes to Ashes, published by Paper View Books."
"Ashes to Ashes by Maggs Vibo, is rich in meanings, glowing in the eye, and smoldering in the heart. You can almost smell the ash and smoke."
"Ashes, fragments, and fire come together to tell a story about war and loss."
"Ashes to Ashes is an analogue vispo series, meditating on language of war, perhaps on rituals of purification."
Great queen of queens, issue of a holy womb for righteous powers, greater than your own mother, wise and sage, lady of all the foreign lands, life-force of the teeming people: I will recite your holy song! True goddess fit for divine powers, your splendid utterances are magnificent. Deep-hearted, good woman with a radiant heart, I will enumerate your divine powers for you!
Enheduana the en priestess, entered my holy jipar in your service. I carried the ritual basket, and intoned the song of joy. But funeral offerings we brought, as if I had never lived there. I approached the light, but the light was scorching hot to me. I approached that shade, but I was covered with the storm. My honeyed mouth became venomous. My ability to soothe moods vanished."
Quoted in The Exaltation of Inana