Title: Colin Is Changing His Name
Author: John Andrews
Publication Date: 6/1/2017
Standard Color 6 x 9 in
Standard 70 White w/Matte Lam
Page Count: 84
In this book, John Andrews pries loose all the bitterness of what it means to come of age as a gay man in the south and laces sweetness in the wounds whenever possible. These poems are an elegy to what is given up, “picket fence, doctor visits, / sitting next to each other / in church,” and an ode to what is discovered, “the hymn of surviving.” In crisp lines and haunting images, Andrews’ voice rings true.
author of The Alchemy of My Mortal Form