licentia_cover copyTaking the form of an abstract, baroque novella, Licentia is an ‘artefact of desire’, a disintegrating journal of romantic escapades that evokes a visionary experience of love and death.

‘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

‘Takes the reader where he has never been and leaves him hungering for more.’ — August Highland, editor, Muse Apprentice Guild, San Diego

‘Throughout, there are any number of wonderful turns of phrase, delightfully unexpected details, and clever obfuscations.’ — Matthew T. Anderson, fiction editor, 3rd Bed Magazine

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

‘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


Published by Thin Man Press | Available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle formats, 122 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0956247308