Book – Jesus Merch: A Catalog in Poems

My first full-length collection Jesus Merch: A Catalog in Poems will be available in late February 2023 from Fernwood Press.

Inspired by Victorian board games, listings for vintage Sunday school materials and Christian games on Etsy and eBay, and “Religious Items” for sale from online retailer¬†, Jesus Merch uses poetry to explore the possible meanings – both inspiring and troubling – of material objects. The poems become springboards for questions of faith as well as conversation partners for personal experiences of heartbreak, longing, and loss.

I will be updating the website as I get information on pre-orders & the cover! In the meantime, please enjoy some sample poems below.

Some of the poems you’ll find in the book:
“A Variety of Christian Pumpkins” at Fare Forward
“Vintage Bible Battles Card Game – 1970s” at Stirring Lit
“Jesus’ Miracles Mystery Scratch N’ Reveal Cards – $9.49” at Thimble Lit
“Upright Tower” at EcoTheo Review
“Little Boolievers Mini Playing Cards” at 8 Poems
“Giant Inflatable Whale – $19.59” at Amethyst Review
“Religious Valentine Conversation Heart Scented Erasers – $3.47” at Miniskirt Magazine
“2020 Religious Water Color Wall Calendar – $1.07” at Neologism Poetry Journal

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