Poetry. LGBT Studies. "In Nicholas Alexander Hayes' debut volume, the Dadaist transforms his inchoate sensibility into a form of exegesis. He re-gifts the 'gift' of Gideon bibles found in motel drawers, the Baghavad-Gita handed out in airports. Sometimes damage is itself a form of readerly, writerly love. Out of the harm imposed on these holy texts a new whole emerges, transmuting received wisdom into new propositions, fully filled with the echo of the thought they both betray and express, or re-express, with a strange and haunting wisdom of their own. The result is no joke. The result is a book compulsively readable and, running counter to that fine quality, a set of sentences almost philosophical in their power--sentences which stop the reader from turning the page because the reader's mind has suddenly been opened"--Dan Beachy-Quick.
Nicholas Alexander Hayes is the founding editor at Ignavia Press. He is currently working on contemporary retellings of Greek myths with Terri Griffith. Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA