OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL DEGENERACY by Robin Gow
130 x 206mm, 109 pages, Black and white printing, Perfect bound, 2020
Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy asserts the possibilities for queer/trans sexualities and genders in Catholic saints. These speakers navigate a world of mingling divine and mundane as saints leave their lives in heaven behind and haunt an earthly narrator. Saints act here as figures between human and supernatural—bringing into question other binaries and structures like gender, memory, and family. The collection searches for a new kind of communion of saints and a new, often erotic and sometimes tender, kind of prayer.