Early Christian Poetry Collection Essays
The narrator wonders what happens to the sense of self when the illusion of security has been stripped away. Ammons’s , Teebs names this liminal space “Junk,” in the sense that a junk shop is full of old things waiting for their next use; different items that collectively become indistinct. Being queer and Asian American; families we are born into and ones we chose; nostalgia, trauma and history—all dissected fearlessly.
And for an indigenous person, how do these lost markers of identity echo larger cultural losses and erasures in a changing political landscape? But can there be a comfort outside the anxiety of utility? Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book.
Lee draws from disparate sources, including the Old Testament, the Dao De Jing, and the music of the Wu Tang Clan.
—Douglas Kearneyoffers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx.
The book’s titles come from Pedro Scaron’s, El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx’s classic.
Espinoza invokes both the lightness and heaviness of living, loving, struggling, and thriving within a trans body and outside it: she brings the celestial plane down to our gritty Earth and we are better for it.
A narrative of growing pains & a triumphant call-to-arms for the liberation of all bodies, this tiny book allows us to breathe this air beyond the clouds and * ultimately requires us to return anew & changing & filled with (something like) hope.