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The Wild Hunt Divinations

A Grimoire

Shakespeare's 154 sonnets anagrammed into wildly new poems about queer desire and kink

The Wild Hunt Divinations: A Grimoire is a stunning second collection from National Poetry Series winner, Trevor Ketner. Comprised of 154 sonnets, each anagrammed line-by-line from Shakespeare's sonnets, the book refracts these lines through the thematic lens of transness, queer desire, kink, and British paganism. The sonnets come together to form a grimoire that casts a trancelike and intense spell on the reader. Centered on love and desire in the English canon, this collection speaks to the ever-emerging and beautiful manifestations of queer love and desire. Relentless, excessive, wild, and tender, The Wild Hunt Divinations: A Grimoire sets itself to chanting from beginning to end.


When forty winters shall beseige thy brow,
gowns web (herb hysteria)—let's thin flowery
then—gaudy bicep—insistent herd—leaf dyed
to holy doorway—hunt syrups—doze—given
that i swallow debt, let me whorl—feed lard
/ ale / ill breath—they get eye winks—husband,
of thudhurt, eyeray, saltwar—sheets yell,
tan—nude hyphen—i knot woe; sinewy, it sees
fingernails (limp waters, a hand sea), leather sets,
meshes—hewed out virus—debauchery: try a mop
or a match—i hot—i lucid—i wonderflush—stiffens:
exoskeleton / cum—cuddly human mass—la,
sings a boyish brute in his coven—cut—yep,
hood him—we want a wren duet / to be shelter,
a trans thud, sob, melt—oh, welt / honeyed wife.

About the Author

TREVOR KETNER (New York, NY) is the author of [WHITE], a winner of the National Poetry Series. They are also the author of Major Arcana: Minneapolis, winner of the Burnside Review award. They have been published in The Brooklyn Rail, New England Review, Lambda Literary, and elsewhere. A 2020 Lambda Literary Fellow, they have been a Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow, Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow for The Poetry Project, and a Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Fellow.

Endorsements

"Sexy, queer, and contemporary, Ketner's thrilling anagrammatic sonnets reinvent and permute Shakespeare while exploring the possibilities inherent in the combinatorial game of language."—Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, author of Travesty Generator

"Ketner's process represents a radical intersection between the traditional and the subversive, the near-mathematical and the improvisational. Artfulness is the key—instigation, invention, rejuvenation. The result offers poems that honor and uncloset Shakespeare while managing to be entirely themselves."—Diane Seuss, author of frank: sonnets
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