Atlas Obscura Ascend Ascend: A Poetic Performance. With Janaka Stucky. November 8, 2019, 9:30-10:30pm.

Join mystic poet and performer Janaka Stucky at Ritualcravt for an immersive, multidisciplinary performance involving light, scent, and sound to introduce his new book of poetry,


Written over the course of 20 days coming in and out of trance states while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, Janaka’s new book, ASCEND ASCEND, is rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot literature. Equal parts Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain,” this long-form poem documents the ecstatic destruction of the self through its union with the divine.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura and Third Man Books, two-time National Haiku Champion Janaka will present his new work in its entirety on a 2019 tour to a series of stunning, viscerally appropriate venues in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Seattle. In Denver, Janaka will perform at Ritualcravt.

There are two ticket prices for this event.

Doors open at 9:00 p.m.
This event is family-friendly!

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