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Inanna

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Length: 63 pages21 minutes

Summary

The mythos of Innana has enchanted readers for decades. After dreaming of the elusive sky goddess one evening, I found myself writing of her polarities, her anger, her grief, and wondering at what sort of voice is hiding in texts that are undoubtedly, like all religious scriptures, ensconced in a certain gendered ideology. "Inanna" is a chapbook filled with explorations of identity among sexual, spiritual, cosmic, and social axes. When the radiant goddess of the sky goes down to meet her cthonic bound sister, her body breaks as it is hung on a hook, and her whole life - from the establishment of her own godhood to the marriage of Demuzi - spins out before her. On Ereshkigal's meat hook she is doomed to rot, and in rotting, the Queen of Heaven fully blooms.

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