It’s Here! Now Available in Print!

Viking Poetry for Heathen Rites:
Asatru Liturgy in Traditional Verse
Copyright © 2017 Eirik Westcoat
Skaldic Eagle Press. xxiv, 218 pages
Cover art by Jesseca Trainham

It’s finally here: my first book of poetry, with many poems never seen before on this blog. Now available in paperback, hardcover, and digital formats. What’s more, there’s also a companion album of audio recordings of many of the poems from the book!

Here’s the short version of where to find it.

This Amazon link will take you to the paperback, along with the casewrap hardcover and kindle editions.

This CreateSpace link will take you to the same paperback, but there, I’ll get more of the money instead of it going into Amazon’s pocket. Eliminate a middleman!

Here’s the Apple iBooks link and B&N Nook link for the EPUB ebook.

Here’s the Lulu link for the PDF ebook.

This BandCamp link will take you to audio recordings of 25 of the poems.

For further details, including other store links and a brief table of contents, see my Press / Books page.

Wassail!

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Coming Soon, Very Soon!

Viking Poetry for Heathen Rites:
Asatru Liturgy in Traditional Verse
Copyright © 2017 Eirik Westcoat
Skaldic Eagle Press
xxiv, 218 pages
Cover art by Jesseca Trainham

It’s almost here: my first book of poetry, with many poems never seen before on this blog. I’ll make further posts when the various formats become available for purchase. The rollout should be complete by the end of July.

Háskólavísur 03: My Heathen Hof

“Hof” is my room: a heathen temple
to higher learning, where a horn is raised
to the elder gods of the Medieval North.
Repeating paradigms, I practice Old Norse,
and runes are written for raising consciousness.
The tales of knights by Chrétien I read,
and grails are sought for gain in my soul.
Of a Corpus of Lit, I acquire knowledge,
and mead is made for many to enjoy.

Copyright © 2014 Eirik Westcoat.
All rights reserved.

Call to Thor

I’ve posted a call to Thor previously on this blog, but like all the other ritual calls, it was two stanzas of ljóðaháttr. (See the Minor Poems list for the rest of the calls I’ve posted so far.) Since there is a lot of surviving lore about Thor, a longer call is possible. So today I present a seven stanza ljóðaháttr call to Thor. Like much of my poetry on my blog, it will be included in my upcoming book. It is titled “Call to Thor.”

Thunderous Thor,
threat-destroyer,
Asgard’s chosen champion,
we boast of your might
and bounty of main
in the call we declare today.

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