j/j hastain
extant shamanisms

j/j hastain

extant shamanisms

Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Series
Winner of the 2010-11 Chapbook Award
ISBN 978-1-886350-18-2
40 pages, saddle stapled, 2011

Some of these poems / poem images first appeared in Elective Affinities and Sous Les Paves.

j/j hastain lives in Colorado, USA with hir beloved. j/j is the author of the numerous full-length, cross-genre works such as: asymptotic lover // thermodynamic vents (BlazeVox Books), our bodies as beauty inducers (Rebel Satori Press), we in my Trans (JMS Books LLC), autobiography of my gender (Moria), ulterior eden (Otoliths) as well as many chapbooks and artist's books. A new collaboration with poet-artist Marthe Reed, is forthcoming from Dusie 6. j/j's writing has appeared in numerous journals including MiPoesia, Fact-Simile, Trickhouse, Vlak, Unlikely Stories, The Offending Adam, Eccolinguistics and Kelsey. In 2011 j/j's we in my Trans was nominated for the Stonewall Book Award. j/j is an elective affinities participant, a member of Dusie kollektiv and a regular contributor to Sous Les Paves.

Free Sample Poem

yes each gesture for the sake of

for the ingot restitutions

like dried figs in the rain
or collages left on suburban lawns

because there is a promontory where we are turning our prominent sounds
into ethereal tones

moans oh anomaly
but so