Richard Waara’s Rêve à Deux Press has just released its third book, Sotère Torregian’s poetry collection The Age of Gold (Redux), a revised and expanded version of the poet’s The Age of Gold (1976) with essays by Torregian, an introduction by Will Alexander, and drawings by Timothy R. Johnson. Founded in 2009, Rêve à Deux launched with Schlechter Duvall’s visual encounters with Unica Zürn’s drawings, The Adventures of Desirée, followed by Will Alexander’s The Brimstone Boat.
From “For the Birth of My Daughter Janaina”
Through Polaroid windows everyone looks black
The girl comes out of the Med Center doors yelling Woo Hoo Woo Hoo!
And makes a fire in the rain
As I wait outside for the kingdom of Cush to pick me up in a car
I’m a blackguard in a tower of centipedes
Do you know my address