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'A paradox of mystical experience is that it is often in contemplating emptiness,
nothingness and darkness that the seeker comes to an awareness of divine light.
For some years this has been the preoccupation of the poet featured in this
interview. It is also the subject of his poem , 'Via Negativa, the Divine Dark', which
won this year's Blake Poetry Prize.' (p. 3)