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Clef Manifesto

j/j hastain & t thilleman

ISBN  978-0-923389-08-6       $18.00         334 pages

“Moreover, CLEF holds up to the test of bibliomancy:  you can open up the book and read any page, and find meaning. Nowhere is random or void.”

    Rich Blevins,

    author of The Opening Day

 

“I cry when I come into form."

 

“Good because without lubrication everything hurts."

 

 

CLEF MANIFESTO:

 

A thirdway

—we —

—key—

between “fiction” and “real”

 

 

TREATISE UPON THE AUTONOMOUS INDIGENOUS:

this holy input is not the derivative

of any school but of devotion

 

 

CONTENTS

THE DUDES

ORGANS

TWO MARYS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

ANGEL BOOTIE AND SWAGGER

INTERVIEW

 

j/j hastain lives in Colorado, USA with xir beloved. j/j is the author of numerous cross-genre works previously published and forthcoming (a few of which are): prurient anarchic omnibus (Spuyten Duyvil), long past the presence of common (Say it with Stones), a womb-shaped wormhole (BlazeVox), treOOA (with Eileen Tabios/ Marsh Hawk Press). j/j’s writing has appeared in numerous journals including Trickhouse, Vlak, Big Bridge, The Offending Adam, Dear Sir, Eccolinguistics, Housfire, EOAGH, Aufgabe, Queerocracy Art, Masculine Femininities, Caketrain, Plath Profiles, Bombay Gin. j/j is currently in the process of curating an Anthology of Queer Nudes (Knives Spoons and Forks Press, 2013) and has helped curate (and participated in) two major Trans anthologies. j/j is an Elective Affinities participant, a member of Dusie kollektiv, writes for Lit Pub and is a regular contributor to Sous Les Paves. j/j currently writes creative reviews for Big Other, Jacket2, Horse Less Press, PANK and Emprise Review. j/j’s work appeared in a Queer-focused show at the Leslie-Lohman Annex in New York. j/j’s books have been finalists in the Kelsey Street, Grey Book Press, Grace Notes Books, Switchback, Omnidawn, DIAGRAM and Ahsahta book and essay competitions.  j/j’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Publishers Triangle. j/j’s manuscript extant shamanisms won the Pavement Saw poetry award. j/j’s manuscript dear secondary umbilical, won second place in the Mad Hatter’s Wild and Wyrd Poetry Contest. In 2011 j/j’s book we in my Trans was nominated for the Stonewall Book Award and j/j’s book prurient anarchic omnibus was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

 

 

 

tt moved to New York from the Mid-Western State of Wisconsin in the early 80s. He is

the author of numerous poetry collections, most recently Three Sea Monsters, Ononyxa & Therseyn, the forthcoming Snailhorn (fragments) and the novel Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen.