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Janaka Stucky

Mystic Poet, Performer, and Founding Editor of Black Ocean

Janaka Stucky

Janaka Stucky is a mystic poet, performer, and founding editor of the award-winning press Black Ocean. He is the author of four poetry collections including Ascend Ascend (2019). His writing has appeared in a variety of publications such as The Huffington Post and Poetry Foundation—and has been profiled in The Believer, Vice, and BOMB Magazine. He incorporates esoteric & occult influences to develop a trance poetics, which he has taught or performed in over 60 cities around the world. You can learn more about him and his work at and @janaka_stucky.

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