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Makeshift Cathedral by Peter LaBerge (Digital)

Cover Art: Gerardo Vizmanos

Cover & Interior Design: Alban Fisher

Paperback, 39 pages

March 15, 2017, ISBN 978-1-936919-50-5


About Peter LaBerge


Peter LaBerge is the author of the chapbook Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), included on the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow List and acquired by the U.S. Library of Congress. His work appears in Best New PoetsCrazyhorseHarvard ReviewIowa ReviewPleiadesTin House, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Bucknell University Stadler Center for Poetry, and is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Adroit Journal. He was born in 1994, and will graduate this spring from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and a minor in consumer psychology.

Makeshift Cathedral by Peter LaBerge (Digital)

SKU: 0300035
  • About Makeshift Cathedral

    An heir to both James Wright and Frank Bidart, Peter LaBerge writes seductive, austere psychologies, a “cathedral / of fields, cul-de-sacs, northwestern Ohio” in the background—and in the fore, “queerness unsolved.” I admire the discomfort of Makeshift Cathedral, the conflation of faith and the fragile body, of youth and sexual agency: “Pleasure—I never wanted this,” he admits in “Obey.” LaBerge shines a necessary light on cruelty and injustice, and yet. And yet, like hope, “the sky blooms in spite // of its return to night." This is a disturbing, deeply humane book.

     —Randall Mann

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