Usurper Kings Poetry Collection
Usurper Kings is an inspection of the feminine through time. Sapha Burnell's large scale 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.
Act I: Generosus
"Bang! You're it!"
Act II: Eve and the Other
"Can't make peace with a warlord taken on the dance floor"
Act III: Time Masters & the Cogs
"I miss the crackle of the gramophone, but I dig this sound"
Act IV: Chaos Machines
"Uncle Bob? Is that you, 400 million years ago?"
Act V: The Universe Child
"Is it god?" they asked. "Are they god?" it asked.