Becoming Judas

By: Davis, Nicelle

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The second collection by Nicelle Davis, "Becoming Judas," is an "elemental bible-diary-manifesto," that weaves together Mormonism, Mamaism, Manson, Lennon, Kabbalah, and the lost Gospel of Judas into am ecstatic, searing meditation on raw religion. Nicelle Davis is a poet with an eye towards the spiritual. Loosely based on Davis's upbringing in the back-room of a record store in Mormonville, Utah, this unexpected fusion becomes a "spontaneous combustion" of matter turning into energy. In these poems we encounter Jesus, Judas, YouTube, Joseph Smith, Hollywood, the Knights of Templar, Missouri, Utah, a prostitute, turnips, libraries, and God. Spirituality and faith eventually become, like Mallarme's "Dice Thrown," a game of chance: "I know only chance. My feet will / won't hit ground." Instead of choosing a faith based in the material world, which becomes a roll of the dice, Davis embraces the non-material of a pure energy: "Let there be light."

Title: Becoming Judas

Author Name: Davis, Nicelle

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Red Hen Press:

ISBN Number: 1597092398

ISBN Number 13: 9781597092395

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z1597092398Z2

Description: 1597092398 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!