:: Minver Stories ::

Minver Stories Cover



Xibalba Books Poetry Series #2

124 Pages: B&W with Illustrations
Original Publication: August 2012
Third Edition Release Date: Summer 2021
Book Size: A5 (14.8cm x 21cm)
Genre: Poetry
Price: £9.95 (UK Price)

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Playful, archaic and confusing, this bizarre collection of song-chant poems narrates in a riddling language the story of Minver, a flashing-eyed sprite who became for the author the very embodiment of ecstasy. Emerging from the dance club culture of the late 90s, but set in an archetypal nameless mythical landscape, Minver Stories is a very idiosyncratic take on the MDMA experience.

“is there no word
in my language,
a box of papers,
leaves in the air,
to tell me who you are?
I can see you
but I do not yet know
who you are...”

Indefinable trickster, strange and fantastic sprite, Minver leaps from these pages into caves, rivers and forests, meets a cast of mythical characters (who mostly become victims of his irascible ecstatic playtime) and dances with flowing words and oblique references into the heart and into the soul.

“a leaf, an angel wing,
you will see
soon enough...”

Delightfully designed with 20 illustrations and commentaries, this volume is the second in the new Xibalba Books Poetry Series aimed at republishing selected highlights from Bruce's vast poetry archive.

Selected Page Previews

Minver 1

Minver 2

Minver 3

Minver 4

Minver 5

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