"Merging the radical collaboration of the surrealists with the entirely personal secrets of alchemy, they initiate a manual for transformation…" – David Higgins
"a hugely multifaceted, multigenred piece of art. The words exist as a buoy in the ocean that moves with the swell continuously but never reaches a shore, thus it is and always will be moving slowly and rhythmically."
– Kim Koga, Grab the Lapels
"I’ve not read a collaborative work that came together so well as Green Lions, especially one that is so easy and profound to fall into, and is both unforgettable and entertaining." – Marie Lecrivain, Al-Khemia Poetica
"… out of this world. … This is a mesmerising work that will pull you in like poetry should. The poets complement each other perfectly. They are truly two souls entwined into one." – Kevin Cooper, Kev's Blog
"an incitement to place exploration above blind conformity… teeters on the edge of the cliff in youthful immortality…" – David Higgins, Nostrovia! Reviews
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A Literary Collaboration
Simon Rogghe and Zarina Zabrisky are poetic orphan gypsies of cosmopolitan origin. When they began to write poems to each other, a “third mind” was created. Duets, diptychs, amalgams, their poems dissolve the boundaries between their separate identities. Together, they also perform their writing to music, driving and dancing around the United States.
Radical surrealists, they believe that literature is larger than its authors, that art is bigger than an artist.
"… all I want to do is to return to the book and drown my day in layers of sensual reality, that magical sweet spot of being. Suspended by words, held by Green Lions." – Nadine Sellers, Last Known Nest
Green Lions Féerie
(A Literary Theater co-produced by Simon Rogghe and Zarina Zabrisky)