These Lungs, an excerpt


Jessica Worden, exerpt - These Lungs

An excerpt from Jessica Worden’s These Lungs, 2015

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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