Poetry. A new book of poetry exploring domesticity, desire, and dreaming by the 2010-2014 Queens Poet Laureate. Javier's new book of long poems is both intimate and elusive, a simultaneity brought to the fore by the author's interest in the occult and intuitive processes, in oblique and plain spoken discourses. Politically and erotically charged, COURT OF THE DRAGON eludes programmatic ideology, packaged identity politics, and confessionalism in its interrogation of the praxes of everyday living. Written over the course of a year, this striking new book conjures its future through intuition, improvisation, and magick.
Paolo Javier was born in the Philippines and grew up in Las Piñas, Metro Manila; Katonah, New York; Cairo, Egypt; and Vancouver, British Columbia. He's produced three albums of sound poetry with Listening Center (David Mason), including the limited edition pamphlet/cassette Ur'lyeh/Aklopolis and the booklet/cassette Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours. A featured artist in Greater NY 2015 and Queens International 2018: Volumes, he recently completed OBB, a weird postcolonial techno dreampop comics poem begun in 2005 that also includes illustrations by Alex Tarampi and Ernest Concepcion. His books include MAYBE THE SWEET HONEY POURS (Nion Editions, 2019), COURT OF DRAGON (Nightboat Books, 2015), THE FEELING IS ACTUAL (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011), and 60 IV BO(E)MBS (O Books, 2005). Author City: QUEENS, NY USA