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Third Man Books' 1st Single-Author Book
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"Stucky’s verse has the power of the best East European poets—some of his poems seem to be perfect, magnificent, and instantly anthologizable. He is a forceful, cogent, incisive phrase-maker."—Bill Knott
"The yearning in these poems is awash in dense, spiritual sexuality buffeted by time and the mishandling of promises and breakable bonds."—apt Journal
Third Man Books first single-author title, THE TRUTH IS WE ARE PERFECT... 54 poems of heartbreak, ritual, and resurrection. The Truth Is We Are Perfect contains fifty-four lyrics exploring the loss of oneself through the loss of an other, and how we seek to recreate ourselves in that absence. Stucky journeys into nothingness and, consequently, into awareness. His meditative sensibilities and minimalist style create ritualized poems acting as spells—transcribed to be read aloud and performed in the service of realizing that which we seek to become.
*Third Man Books first single-author title. *Janaka Stucky's debut full length book. *He is a two-time National Haiku Champion and in 2010 *He was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in The Boston Phoenix *Stucky's two chapbooks The World Will Deny It For You and Your Name Is The Only Freedom both sold out and are still sought after. *Stucky is the publisher for the well-known, independent press Black Ocean * Also the publisher of the annual poetry journal, Handsome. *Book includes custom book mark *Book includes link to Stucky’s live performance recorded at Third Man Records
Janaka Stucky is the author of The Truth Is We Are Perfect, the publisher over at Black Ocean Press, and oversees the annual poetry journal, Handsome. He is also the author of two chapbooks: Your Name Is The Only Freedom and The World Will Deny It For You. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence, and North American Review. His articles have been published by The Huffington Post and The Poetry Foundation. He is a two-time National Haiku champion and in 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in the Boston Phoenix.