Arsenal Pulp Press
The Gospel of Breaking
In The Gospel of Breaking, Jillian Christmas confirms what followers of her performance and artistic curation have long known: there is magic in her words. Befitting someone who “speaks things into being,” Christmas extracts from family history, queer lineage, and the political landscape of a racialized life to create a rich, softly defiant collection of poems. Expansive and beautiful, these poems allow readers to swim in Christmas’s mother-tongue and to dream at her shores.