Rightly dedicated to “Judas,” Kopano Maroga’s first collection imagines Jesus’s “lost years” as full of queer erotic bliss and newly vibrant prayers. In doing so, Maroga also weaves the voice of a more personal present-day speaker whose black queer self-celebration is a radical ritual. The title poem, “jesus thesis,” begins, “jesus was a […]
KOPANO MAROGA was born in Benoni in 1994. They are a performance artist, writer, cultural worker, and co-founding director of the socio-cultural arts organization any body zine. Currently, they are working as a curator and dramaturg at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent, Belgium. They believe in the power of love as a weapon of mass construction.