Weeping Gang Bliss Void Yab-Yum (Paperback)
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This poetry collection is at turns surreal, pious, silly, and heartbreaking, but always true to its own logic, even as it creates and expands that logic as it goes. It's the most personal work Devendra Banhart has ever created.
It weaves together awed autobiographical sketches so that a distinct sensibility and experience emerge, while simultaneously setting the reader free to traverse an imaginative wilderness. The poems each stand on their own as distinct and bizarre singular shards, while also accruing resonance.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be Devendra? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be yourself? This book.
About the Author
Devendra Banhart is an artist and musician who was born on May 30, 1981 in Houston, Texas. They were raised in Caracas, Venezuela and studied poetry with Bill Berkson at the San Francisco Art Institute. They live alone in California, the recipient of many pumpkin soup recipes.