As Long As This Heart Beats (Paperback)

As Long As This Heart Beats By Beyond The Veil Press (Editor), Kyrsta Morehouse Cover Image
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Kyrsta Morehouse's debut reads as a living time capsule for the journey of a queer person. These poems are diverse in their willingness to tackle bisexuality through a spectrum of experiences. They are both love songs and fight songs. Rage and Hope. Angst and outright bliss. The line, "I want to kiss you in every closet I have ever come out of," is emblematic of Morehouse's ability to hold multiple truths and emotions at once. With delightful turns of phrases and stunning lyricism, these poems make paintings of a familiar past. If you are looking to see yourself in another's art, As Long As This Heart Beats is the book for you.

Megan Falley, author of Drive Here and Devastate Me, & creator of Poems That Don't Suck

Kyrsta's debut collection is a force of queer magic, that will steady any ready and open heart that needs a little healing and a safe place to call home.

Derrick C. Brown, publisher of Write Bloody Publishing, & author of Love Ends in a Tandem Kayak

As Long As This Heart Beats is a celebration of love and staying alive while also being a battle cry. In these poems, Kyrsta Morehouse excavates "the haunted house of herself" to examine what it means to accept and embrace bisexuality, to live authentically in a world that "only deems them safe when there is 6 feet of dirt between them and another soul" and what it looks like to love fearlessly despite. Morehouse will make you fall back in love with love, will invite you to find parts of yourself in her story, and in doing so to recognize "the black and white binary" and its influences on our society. These are poems that are both brave and brutal, bold and beautiful, unabashed and self-believing. Let As Long As This Heart Beats be a reminder of your own beating heart and what truly matters in being.
Melissa Sussens, author of Slaughterhouse

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Product Details
ISBN: 9798854333917
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 62
Language: English

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