Sacraments for Queers: Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy Book Launch

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Robin Gow will perform from their debut poetry collection Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy, a book that asserts the possibilities for queer/trans sexualities and genders in Catholic saints. Expect costume changes and camp. Reading followed by a conversation with queer poet, Rachel Stempel.

Robin Gow (they/ them or ze/ hir) is a trans and queer poet and young adult author. They are the author of Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy (Tolsun Books 2020) and the chapbook book Honeysuckle. Gow’s first Young Adult book is forthcoming Winter 2022 with FSG Books for Young Readers. 

Rachel Stempel (she/they) is a queer poet originally from the Bronx who now larps as a Long Island townie. She is an MFA candidate and adjunct instructor at Adelphi University. Their work has recently appeared in Kissing Dynamite, UNLOST, and Oscilloscope.