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Swollening by Jason Purcell
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it was amazing
bookshelves: canadian, non-binary, own, poetry, prairies, queer

I'd been thinking about the body even before the devastating news that Roe vs Wade was overturned in the US. I'd been thinking about bodies because I'd been reading Jason Purcell's debut poetry collection, Swollening. The book is full of the body as a material reality, of the horrors of the body, of wanting to escape our bodies, and of the queer body and its complexities. "Sickness," they write, "is not a metaphor." ...

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Reading Progress

February 19, 2022 – Shelved
February 19, 2022 – Shelved as: to-read
February 19, 2022 – Shelved as: canadian
February 19, 2022 – Shelved as: poetry
February 19, 2022 – Shelved as: own
February 19, 2022 – Shelved as: non-binary
February 19, 2022 – Shelved as: queer
February 19, 2022 – Shelved as: prairies
June 7, 2022 – Started Reading
June 7, 2022 –
1.0% ""such an enormous and quiet childhood""
June 21, 2022 –
15.0% ""The sleepy slap of depression / from a concept to a practice"

Oof I feel this"
June 21, 2022 –
16.0% ""Why when I stand toward love / do I only feel bones underfoot?"

"Sickness is not a metaphor"

"Escaping the body that wants to quit from the inside""
June 26, 2022 – Finished Reading

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