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The Desire Line

Published Date: July 27, 2017

Release August 8, 2017




Sven Davisson’s poetry is a bracingly unique combination of Buddhism, eroticism, urbanity, mythology, and modernity. Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, and Frank O’Hara all seem to speak again through him. —Jeff Mann, author of Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology


Davisson is not only an omnivorous reader and spiritual scholar, but he boldly merges the essence of Eastern wisdom with the western occult tradition, synthesizing the two with extraordinary originality and grace, and providing us all with a glorious body of work all too rare in this decadent and material age. —Trebor Healey, auhtor of A Horse Named Sorrow


Sven Davisson’s work is erotic, haunting, spiritual and unafraid to take chances. —Emanuel Xavier, author of Radiance

Author Bio

Davisson has had a deeply rooted passion for photography since the first roll of Tri-X he shot with his parent’s Miranda G SLR. He received a B.A. in photography and cultural studies from Hampshire College where he studied with Jerome Leibling and Carrie Mae Weems. A pioneer of rebel DIY publishing, Davisson produced the zine mektoub in the 90s and is currently the founding editor of Ashé Journal publisher at Rebel Satori Press. He is the author of the collections The Starry Dynamo: The Machinery of the Night Remixed and The Star Set Matrix. His story “Dim Star Descried” was selected for the 2009 edition of Wilde Stories: The Best in Gay Speculative Fiction. In addition his work has appeared in the anthologies Suffering from the Night: Queering Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism, and I Do/I Don’t, as well as the journals Abrasax: The Journal of Magick and Decadence, Gnosis, and Ashé. Davisson grew up on an Island off the Maine coast and now calls New Orleans home.

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