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Giving Godhead

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  8 reviews
As its suggestively punning title implies, Giving Godhead is a volume of poetry that challenges the boundary between the sacred and the obscene by conflating biblical images of “holy” acquiescence with sexually deviant forms of submission characteristic of BDSM roleplaying. This conflation of saintly and sinful acts of submission naturally centers around a meditation on Ch ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Delete Press
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C. Varn
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a note of bias, Dylan Krieger wrote a blurb for my own up-coming collection of poetry, but I was moved by Krieger's strange verse upon discovering it. While the convolutions of sacred and profane have been explored by men from George Bataille to poet Bruce Beasley, but Kreiger brings a particularly female eye to the situation. Kreiger's catalogs of excess and its burdens can be as uncomfortable as the mutilated tongue on the cover. Kreiger's gift for convolutions implications shows up in her ...more
James
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dylan Krieger breaks through the opening gate with “in media rape,” saying “the wonder is I choke up—an avalanche of first-world excess—first thing every morning,” and it’s an immediate reminder of how sick we all say we've become of this modern excess, digital excess, political excess, sexual excess, everything excess, and yet every morning we reach for more. We’re all guilty of it in some way, and Krieger doesn’t hold back exploring her own world of cauterized sins, and in the process showing ...more
Jennie
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This strange cover drew me in and I am so happy it did.

Some of the poem titles are shocking but the content masterful and smart.



Media, sex, religion, blood, anatomy and ceremony are all here.
Ashur
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
I need to read more of Krieger's work. At first I didn't "get it", but then the exceedingly clever wordplay became visible and I started writing, writing, writing. I probably need to get my own copy of this.
Andrea Levin
Dec 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
3.5 stars would be a more accurate rating.
Brendan
Jan 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lady-poets
Not my style.

Favorites:
"Sacreligion Manifesto"
"gov. funding"
"bad news, new world order"

I only feel alive when I'm going down on america
- "peri-"
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Amazing Poetry. A must read (rated R)
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