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 served as Queens Borough Poet Laureate from 2010-2014. He is the author of seven chapbooks and four full-length poetry collections, including COURT OF THE DRAGON (Nightboat Books, 2015), THE FEELING IS ACTUAL (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011), and 60 LV BO(E) MBS (O Books, 2005). Javier edited and published 2nd Avenue Poetry (2003-14), an online language art journal that produced three diverse volumes of contemporary innovative poetry, sound art, and visual art. He lives with his family in Sunnyside, Queens.Author City: QUEENS, NY USA