Muliebral Musks

j/j hastain


ISBN 978-1-944682-42-2     200 pages        $15.00





In the dream the nefarious voraciously grows ashy flowers within multi-directional flow. Flowers as big as farm animals. Drop dried pomegranate seeds as they open. Tight red falling from gray. Poised joss sticks in a mass.


In the multi-directional flow—a multifarious figure made up of many parts dragging heavy statues in similitude to the shape of females over the roots of the flowers. Does this in order to keep the flowers moist. Weight of stone women what makes the roots of the flowers pliant.


As the dragger heaves—hears chants to Rhea in the air. Sees small imprints of her image in the achromic floral petals. After this ritual the whole flow gingerly covered with an infinite cloth.

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.