In Back of Heaven

In Back of Heaven

“God, dear I want you to be more like me, I want you down here weeping.” In Back Of Heaven reappropriates biblical symbols to explore queerness, grief, religious trauma and sexuality. Through the burning of these iconographies, the poems here emerge to take on the role of a new queer gospel: invoking the ritual of sex, the transfiguration of body into animal, the profane and the sacred rites of desire, to the ultimate act of self-reinvention from trauma, these poems are a roadmap through the shadows of a Catholic upbringing. In Back of Heaven is a litany for survival, a scripture of acceptance, a prayer for queer freedom.

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