Janaka Stucky is a mystic poet, performer, and founding editor of the award-winning press Black Ocean. In 2015 Jack White’s Third Man Records launched a new publishing imprint, Third Man Books, and chose Janaka’s full-length poetry collection, The Truth Is We Are Perfect, as their inaugural title. He is the author of four poetry collections, is a two-time National Haiku Champion in the U.S., and has taught or performed in over 60 cities around the world. His esoteric & occult influences, combined with a mesmeric approach to performance, create an almost ecstatic presence on stage.
“Janaka Stucky performs poetry readings like he’s part fire-and-brimstone preacher, part doom-metal frontman.” —VICE
“Janaka Stucky is extraordinary, and his work riveting.” — Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin