God's Boy by Andrew Hahn
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Title: God's Boy
Author: Andrew Hahn
Publication Date: 11/14/2019
Retail Price: $12.00
5 x 7” Paperback; 40 Pages
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ANDREW HAHN’s God's Boy grapples with the fallibility of the body and desire in the ex-Christian tradition. A commentary on the church’s toxic masculinity, the speaker reconciles his worship between dad/dy and God, seeking a loving mirror for the queer body. These poems deftly negotiate the cartography of absence; they’re at once a primer on both solitude and abundance. Hahn queers the church-indoctrinated masculine, stating, “boys are not born w a bud in one hand & a dick in the other / boys are born crying.” He shows us there’s a space for these boys and finding it feels like Heaven.
“God's Boy is more than confession; it’s a linguistic exercise in reclamation, of the word faggot, the burn in its etymology; of the cruel abstraction home. Hahn knows that any ritual is a form of role play, and all love a fetish. ‘What is more masc than fucking men,’ he writes; it’s not a question. Hahn’s unrepentant poems dare the reader to sit with him ‘in the murk of uncertainty’: God's Boy is a raw, fearless debut.” —Randall Mann
ANDREW HAHN is a queer poet and writer living in Fort Lauderdale. He has his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was invited to be the writer-in-residence at Randolph College. His poetry and essays can be found online at Screen Door Review, Butter Press, Crab Fat Magazine, Crab Creek Review, and Pithead Chapel among others.