In DARK PALACE, a panorama of global violence reminds us of severed nerves, disconnected from war and violation. The traumas come in flashes: the bombed Buddhas of Bamiyan, the Iraq War, movie stars at secret parties, a passenger jet downed, Syria in ruins, refugee crises ... and the birth of the Dajjal.
The shocks transport the poems into surreal mirror worlds. Whistleblowers and prostitutes speak light language in Nevada's deserts. Dreams of space landscapes promise deliverance. The poems push through the illusion of daily reality to liberation and a love, beyond knowing, and larger than truth.