Usurper Kings: A Poetry Collection in 5 Acts

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"The magic of the perpetual condition is not the animal in us, but our compulsion to be like God. It is creation. Not animalism. Every kiss has the possibility of creating a galaxy, a universe, a life. It is this act of creation which we are compelled to call blessed." Act IV: Chaos Machines

Usurper Kings is an inspection of the feminine through time. Sapha Burnell's large scale poetic debut on the surface, is a poetry collection in five Acts. However, without each poem's strength and individual beauty at that exact placement, the entire structure would fold in on itself. Move a piece, and the laws governing the works are turned on their heads. Without each work proclaiming its necessity, obstinate in its existence, Usurper Kings would serve no purpose, and become a litany of words rather than a treatise on cosmology and feminism throughout time and beyond our scope.

Available now in the popular digital formats, Usurper Kings awaits its initial print run.

A Poetry Collection in five acts, Usurper Kings is Sapha Burnell's first solo project. Part art, part essay on cosmology and feminism throughout the ages, Usurper Kings starts at the Big Bang and ends with a chill crawling up the spine.

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About the author

 Born in the 80's, Sapha teethed on images of the Berlin Wall falling down. The product of a Norwegian Canadian, she was steeped in divergent cultures and ideas on religion and the role of women. Nursery rhymes of walls falling down held new meanings to the toddler as she watched the world shift and change from her vantage point in Canada’s Pacific West Coast. In 2003, Sapha entered university where she studied English Literature. Sapha wrote papers on comparative mythologies & fairy tale, Old Norse, world religions, 16th Century Women Authors & Playwrights and the effects of Old Norse epic poem Beowulf on the English Language. 

Surrounded by artists and the scattering of tree-bound islands, Sapha began a lifelong inspection of culture, gender roles and the pervasiveness of religion and science. Sapha discovered a deepened global perspective, and came to the written word motivated to inspire a shift in the global role of women. Usurper Kings is her first full length poetry collection.

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Jun 30, 2014
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Poetry / Canadian
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Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
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