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PROLOGUE TO A BRAZILIAN WAX is an esoteric collaboration between Vi Khi Nao and Christine Shan Shan Hou, presenting a rich tapestry of 71 ekphrastic and reverse ekphrastic poems. Inspired by Public Domain images, the dyadic correspondence explores the profound intersection of art and language. Vi's meticulous arrangement into four movements delves into different facets of her consciousness, ranging from philosophical introspection to the evocative realm of eroticism. The numerical formatting and cascading structure of her poems further enhance the immersive experience. Conversely, Christine's three-stage organization delves into the transformative journey of a young artist, navigating mythical origins, adolescent growth, and the ecstatic surrender to carnal experiences. Together, these poems invite readers on a thought-provoking exploration of queer self, art, and sexual desires.

2023: SPECTRA |  "Wanderers of the Wold" & "The Blind Lead The Blind To Opposite Ends of the Universe" | w/ Christine Shan Shan Hou.


2023: BODY FLUIDS | “How To Desire w/out a Libido” & “I love it when you ask me to sit on your face” | w/ Christine Shan Shan Hou 


2023: BOTTLECAP PRESS | “Evolution of the Bullet” ; “Evolution of the Bullet” ; “Poultry Poetry” ; “Kern Baby” ; “Oh” ; “Memory Theater” ; “Amongst the Demographics of Jealousy, Envy” ; “I Miss my Blood When It Is Not Inside of Me But Forget About It When It Is” ; “Wind-whip” ; “A Hatchet To My Fantasy And Now I Am Sad” ; “An Enslaved Sexual Ache With Guns” ; “Prologue To Brazilian Wax” ; “Apple Sestina”, “There Is a Uselessness To Your Existence That Brings Me Light” ; “Arrival Fallacy”, “Inside A Walnut” ; “Juicy Undoward” ;“Final Destination” ; “Putrescent Organic Romance Prepubescent Wave Of Sorrow” | w/ Christine Shan Shan Hou.

2023: BURROW PRESS | “Superficial Nerves” VKN

2023: 128 LIT | "Dead Star Life" | Christine Shan Shan Hou

2023: SARKA PUBLISHING | “Glory Hole” | Christine Shan Shan Hou

2023: THE TINY | “Lady Herbaceous” ; “Nenuphar” ; “Scenes From A Residency Complex In Japan” ; “A Brief Questionnaire For Our Lady Of Lettuce” |  w/ Christine Shan Shan Hou

2023: EX-PURITAN | “Empty Centipede” ; “Tallest in Constantinople” ; “The Temple of Inconvenient Sisterhood” ; “The Giraffe from Constantinople” "w/ Christine Shan Shan Hou

2023: PAPERBAG | "Blind Children" ; "Robots in the Future Having Sex"; "The Sunflower Seed"; "Scintillating Scotomata";

2023: NAT BRUT | “My Poor Clitoris” ; “Religious Progress” ; “Young Leopard Pillow on the Run”; "Prune Your Lullaby To An Ochre Sigh"


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