Conjunctions:69, Being Bodies is an exploration of the complex circumstances of our flesh-and-blood existence. Our bodies dance, they’re inked, they contain prosthetics and implants. Our bodies are gendered, though not always correlative with how we perceive ourselves. Some of us use our bodies for violence, others sacrifice our bodies for others. Our bodies are mortal, their days numbered. We do with them what we can and what we will. Through innovative poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction, contributors to Being Bodies consider bodies as subjects, bodies as objects, bodies as loci of politics, illness, nature, artifice, performance, power, abuse, reward, disgust, and desire.
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The Extraordinary Life and Historic Adventures of a Servant called LITTLE, Written and Drawn by Herself
Four Body Poems
Body Politic: A Tenso
Traditional Chinese Massage Number 1
Notes on Lazarus
House of Virgins
Playing the Whip
The Body of the Great Writer and the One Hundred Yiddish Writers Who Kept Watch
Dirty Old Town
Another Way the Universe Communicates Its Presence to Itself
My Uncle Dave Reads Spinoza as His Cookie Business Collapses Due to a Rise in the Price of Sugar in the Dominican Republic
Left Hand Jane
Clytemnestra’s Body Polis Ticks
System of Display
An Impacted Fracture of the Distal Radius
The Flesh of Suddenness