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Beforelight [JUN.1]

Matthew Gellman

Regular price $27.50

EXPECTED RELEASE JUNE 1st, 2024
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Beforelight explores queer childhood as a site of rupture and queer coming-of-age as a process of both becoming and unbecoming.

With wisdom and grace, the speaker in these poems confronts the impacts of fragmented relationships and trauma on his nascent identity, ultimately committing to the self's authenticity as the highest form of devotion. Lush, cinematic, and deeply psychological, these poems grapple with the fragility of our most formative connections—familial, communal, and ancestral—as the speaker searches for communion with himself and tries to discover how not to “make a life out of pain.”

Paperback | 101 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"