Guesthouse is a book of new poems by artist Ser Serpas. The book was released at the opening of her exhibition of the same name at LC Queisser Gallery, Tbilisi, in February 2021.
Artist Nancy Lupo writes of Guesthouse: “This book is not a book. It’s a cosmic abjection, chronologically framed through durational accumulation and insecurity whose qualities are best described, I think, in terms of a metallic aftertaste. It remains true that Ser Serpas never sits down with the intention to write a poem. Her missives are channeled in transition — walking, riding in cars and trains, and waking up from dreams... There is something automatic, relentless, brutal and cruel going on in what ensues, but thatisn’t everything. Being hungover is a tool, as is what precedes it. There are various pills of various colors and descriptors, lately it’s the booze pill / perfume pill / red pill cocktail. It’s not difficult to observe a terrifying lucidity in the midst of all of this. A fixation on the volatile that slices like a blade through smoke. Not understanding obviously adds to the pleasure.” — Publisher’s blurb.