Licentia is a fragmented journal, an ‘artefact of desire’, decadent and elusive romance. A beguiling prose poem which takes the reader on a psychedelic romp through altered states and parallel realities.
‘Imagination unbound, Licentia is the enemy of conformity. Read and be free. As intoxicating as a thousand years of incense and poppies; A. A. Walker has fulfilled the poet’s eternal calling.’ — Nina Antonia, music writer, author, The New York Dolls – Too Much Too Soon
‘I read Licentia as a poetic novel — A literary experiment in time and story. A. A. Walker has dexterously met the exciting challenge of expressing the inexpressible.’ — Thachom Poyil Rajeevan, poet, novelist, literary reviewer for The Hindu
Available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle formats, 122 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0956247308.
Read an extract: Licentia IX
The word, ‘licentia’ is from the Latin meaning ‘license’, as in the phrase ‘Licentia Poetica’ — artistic, dramatic or poetic license. Licentia is published by Thin Man Press.
‘Licentia has a compelling staccato lyricism recalling Dylan’s Tarantula in its hallucinogenically layered and fast moving narrative. An hypnotic Beat Fable whose protagonist seems collaged in fragments into a whirlwind present day scenario created from disorientating romantic desires and unreliable memories of distant times.’ — Alan Rankle, British Artist