image1The King of Songs: Steve Kilbey’s Tarot Deck by Aug Stone

Robert Dean Laurie – “It’s something of an irony that the work of Steve Kilbey only begins to make sense when one has pushed one’s mind past the confines of linear thought into the realms of uncertainty, chaos, and non-sense. The path is immaterial. Whether one goes the route of Taoism, Sufism, Christian mysticism, or good old sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, one comes out the other side with a greater understanding. So now we have the Tarot of the Time Being and the crystal ball is shattered; its shards now organized from the life’s work of the poet, painter, and singer, Steve Kilbey, into a Tarot deck for the 21st century. I don’t know if this is the left-hand, right-hand, or middle-finger path, but Kilbey and his fellow traveler K.P. Buk have given us a living document that both illuminates its subject’s life and, potentially, will illuminate yours. Dive in at any point and you’ll come back bearing pearls.”