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Nicholas Alexander Hayes
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NIV: 39 & 27

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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, tra ...more
Paperback, 99 pages
Published August 7th 2009 by Blazevox Books
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Mar 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I've known the author since we were 12 or so; however, enough time has passed, even more distance, and I'm not attached enough to do the author the disservice of lying. Take that as you will.

Warning: This is not your Momma's Bible.

Hayes' debut book of poetry is exactly what one might wish one would find in the drawers of hotels instead of the Bibles one currently finds. He re-imagines the Old and New Testaments in 39 and 27 words respectively, with a little Bhagavad-Gita thrown in fo
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