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The Gates of Never presents speculative poetry by one of the field's rising voices. Surprisingly accessible, and erudite without pretension, Deborah L. Davitt's debut collection fuses history, mythology, and magic seamlessly with futurism, science, and science fiction.
“With the Gates of Never Deborah Davitt offers us a sumptuous exploration of the cosmic and the mythic, the historic and the familiar. Her lines hum with memory and imagination, forging a distinctive landscape of voice and omen, whether it’s taking on sea wolves or ancient empires, the mysteries of the human heart or a single leaf. This is a finely-tuned collection for those who dare to dream deeply in a vast cosmos.” –Bryan Thao Worra, NEA Fellow in Literature.
"Rich in humanity and mythology, Deborah Davitt‘s stunning poetry collection THE GATES OF NEVER overflows with eloquence and dark beauty." –Christina Sng, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES
"In The Gates of Never, Deborah L. Davitt plumbs the everyday and the eldritch, ancient past and technological future, the dance of bone and skin, of seed and flower, of eros and thanatos: bodies cleaving — flesh joining and also splitting, stone and metal changing and reshaping — to form old and new lives and entities, based in magic and myth as well as rocket fuel and neon, a startlingly familiar amalgam of the sacred and the profane. Davitt’s exquisite poems will set your imagination on emerald fire." –Vince Gotera, Editor, Star*Line and the North American Review