“When you read “Saturday Night Sage,” you can hear glimmers of the Doors’ mysticism, Bob Dylan’s street-corner truth-telling and Patti Smith’s punk rhapsodies.”
Saturday Night Sage is the first full-length collection of poetry by writer, Noah C. Lekas. Hailed as a "punk séance for the beat spirit," the 42-poem collection examines mysticism and menial labor in modern America. The first literary release from San Diego record label, Blind Owl, Saturday Night Sage spans coast and country from post-industrial Wisconsin to the psychedelic rhythm of San Francisco and the poetic streets of New York City. Drawing inspiration from Jack Kerouac, Patti Smith, Bob Kaufman and Nick Cave, Lekas navigates whiskey-soaked revelation, contrarious theology and dwindling folklore with equal parts reverence and restlessness. In a time when spirituality is often confrontational and nuance is trivialized, Saturday Night Sage gives voice to an often over-looked and undervalued experience, defining the poetic voice of blue-collar mysticism. The limited-edition paperback features original cover art by Rock 'n' Roll artist Alan Forbes.