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Sexual Boat (Sex Boats)

James Gendron

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paperback
isbn: 9780985118242
04/2013
99 pages

James Gendron

James Gendron was born in Portland, Maine, and lives in Portland, Oregon. His chapbook Money Poems was published by Poor Claudia in 2010. SEXUAL BOAT (SEX BOATS) (Octopus Books, 2013) is his first full-length book of poetry.

praise for Sexual Boat (Sex Boats)

Forget the hot bubble bath the title suggests because Gendron’s prose works more as a black guffaw, as if to say: bend over and let me show you.

—Janae Green

excerpt from Sexual Boat (Sex Boats)

Wasting my life in the gleaming snow
aka cocaine. Did you realize the human body
has got over seven miles of braided thoughts?
Under this girdle of fat I’m wasting away,
in a sweater, eating from a bucket.
In fat I see myself distilled
more honestly than in my face.
It stuffs me full of non-predestined life.

Pain: where do you come from?
I feel you, because I’m emotional. And I feel you
again, because I’m remotional.