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In Elegia


forthcoming Spring 2023


  “She rises to her feet, finds herself dressed in a gown of tawny feathers, a crown of earth-smeared bones. From her forearms emerge the seedlings of quills.”


from The Owl Door

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Cover Design: Patricia Cram

“At once dream and the weaving of a sorcerous spell, THE OWL DOOR In Elegia opens to a world where what has been summoned arrives in feather-robed Mysterium. 


Finding empowerment through the initiatory Ordeals of grief and self-sacrifice, the protagonist re-discovers that who she is becoming is a return to who she has always been. The forms demonstrating this transformation are of an atavistic nature: all comes covered in blood and bone, feather and ash.


In this seminal debut, author HEATHERLIE ALLISON writes in an invocatory style, sensuous, bordering the erotic, transcending the visceral metaphysics of the union between Witch and Familiar. In and out of red-threaded dimensions, across the wefts of spectral tapestries, this work is a semiotic crossing point, not only between Life and Death but multiple states of being and perception. 


THE OWL DOOR In Elegia is indeed document of strange intercourse, wholly original, difficult to classify, a portrait of something perhaps at its core, Other.”


—Robert Fitzgerald, author of Gathering of Masks & Arcanum Bestiarum

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