Imagined as a living, breathing, pulsing body of work through which the poetry of blood courses, visceral is a collection of poems, personal essays, and photographs inspired by blood and what it represents. Divided thematically into chapters or vis-cera he work was conceived in 2015 after the author penned a series of poems using his own blood as ink, in protest of the blood donor ban on men who have sex with men. With Oulipian constraints and an unconventional use of the cæsura, Arkhipov invites the reader to pause, inhale, and reflect on abjection, ancestry, faith, intimacy, mortality, and stigma. The diversity of the book’s six organs stands as testament to the omnipresent beat of blood in our languages and cultures; Arkhipov’s treat- ment of the homosexual experi- ence in particular highlights the intersection of blood with sex, love, and shame in the gay community. visceral is illustrated with powerful and intimate photographs, conceived by RJ Arkhipov and captured by French photographer Maud Maillard.
All items are delivered directly to your door in plain discreet packaging.
For UK deliveries we use Royal Mail 48 Hour Service. Quantities of stock are displayed on the product page. Items that are in stock will normally be dispatched within 2-3 working days, with the exception of bank holidays. Some items may be shipped directly from the distributor.
We ship to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, UK, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain. Delivery times may vary depending on that countries delivery service.
For items displayed asBackorder Now,these will be dispatched once they return to stock. We will keep you updated on their progress.
Items delivered by Royal Mail will be tracked to your door, with text and/or email alerts to advise delivery. We will ask for your mobile number and delivery instructions during the checkout process, and will pass on these details to Royal Mail if your parcel can be tracked.