The above is an excerpt from Jessica Worden’s These Lungs, which she describes as “a piece of experimental writing from 2015 that explores desire as a landscape of surfaces. Bodies become sensations, textures and layers that the eyes move across, following the juxtaposition of the two shifting columns of text. The piece proposes a queer model of desire that values fricative and sensate surfaces over penetration.”
Jessica wrote a beautiful essay on the poet Sappho for LYRA’s first issue, she is a poet, artist and academic based in London. A new piece of her writing ‘Sometimes, drowning is preferable’ will be published in E.R.O.S. Journal’s forthcoming issue.
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