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Antique Densities: Modern Parables & Other Experiments in Short Prose (Paperback)
Winner of the 2022 Maine Literary Book Awards in Poetry.
Jefferson Navicky's ANTIQUE DENSITIES: MODERN PARABLES & OTHER EXPERIMENTS IN SHORT PROSE flickers between the surreal and the recognizable, entering into dialogue with elders of influence to imagine a way into connection. Somewhere between poetry and short fiction, these modern parables put a reader in touch with a diverse array of characters from Justin Bieber to Jorge Luis Borges.
ANTIQUE DENSITIES is a joyful counterspell to the curse of disenchantment, a long, beautiful string of unforeseeable sentences.--Kristen Case
ANTIQUE DENSITIES is a wild story-map of glowing imaginations, surreal hallucinations and timeless contemplations. There's a dream-sequence to these winding narratives, one that reveals itself in layers of strange and beautiful meaning. In creating this collection, Jefferson Navicky has done that magical thing that so many writers and artists fear: he's let his deepest literary influences wander rampant through the pasture of his consciousness, and the result is a stunning alchemy of authenticity and homage.--Jaed Coffin