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The Lice of Christ by Bill Yarrow

The Lice of Christ is a new collection of poetry and philosophy from the fascinating Bill Yarrow!

Bill Yarrow is the author of Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX, 2012) and Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku (Červená Barva Press, 2013). His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including Treehouse, Contrary, RHINO, PANK, and DIAGRAM.


"Dear Reader, In this short collection, Bill Yarrow refers to The Golden Rule as "Quid pro blowjob." That should either make you very excited to read it or make you want to punch him in the face. Or, perhaps, both."

—Nick Demske, author of Nick Demske  


"The Lice of Christ is the work of a mature poet at his best. The art Yarrow creates in this book, both visually and sonically, is never dull or predictable. Here the poet is revealed as an alchemist 'turning life (lead) into art (gold).' A collection to savor."

 —Joani Reese, author of Dead Letters


"'Art is tidy; life is incoherent.' So says Bill Yarrow in The Lice of Christ, a collection of twenty poems that are mostly contrarian ars poetica. If that lacks sexual pique, bad boys abound—Mayakovsky, Lucien Carr, Céline, Salvador Dali..."

Karren L. Alenier, author of On a Bed of Gardenias: Jane & Paul Bowles


The Lice of Christ
by Bill Yarrow
$7.95, paperback, 50pp
ISBN-13:  978-0-9885490-8-1


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