Inverse Figs

(Priest/ess 22)

Masculine Medicine

A Boi Book Configures Bounty

j/j hastain


ISBN 978-1-949966-12-1     314 pages        $15.00





During the times in which I feel to aesthetically present myself as she—it is truly odd the experience in which I pass as cis.


Walking down the street with chest held high—getting honks or shouts from the cis men driving the diesels. I wonder what they are seeing in me that makes them think that response relevant? Sure, maybe today I have flowers on my docs—but can they not also see my enormous bulk? Butch heart pumping opus dragging tankard legs along the roads on which I walk?


The sense this could be a point of dysphoria—to which I respond I will not energize dysphoria. There has to be a more interesting place to me in which I will land.


                                               from Little Gender Essay

j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j, simply, hopes to make the God/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.


j/j has written many chapbooks, artist books and full length works. j/j hastain is the inventor of The Mystical Sentence Projects and is author of several cross-genre books including Luci: a Forbidden Soteriology (Black Radish Books, 2015), Apophallation Sketches (Radicle Press, 2016), The Priest/ess Trilogy (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance of Experimental Realisms. j/j’s writing has recently appeared in a thing like you and me, Flapperhouse, Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin, Aufgabe and Tarpaulin Sky.