"Glowing with warmth, vulnerability, and a heavy heart, Arsenia's intimate reflections depict the past and present wrestling within the individual as he endeavors to chart his own course in the world."--Atwood Magazine
Both a journey of individual healing and a call for action, these poems show that, with a little love and acceptance, anyone can flourish.
From one of Kansas City's most exciting singers Calvin Arsenia, comes a debut book of poetry and prose Every Good Boy Does Fine
. Named for the classic mnemonic used to teach the lines of the treble clef (EGBDF), his collection speaks to his passion as a musician and also his deep and tumultuous history in the Evangelical community.
Arsenia includes elements of queer poetry, writings on racial awakening, Christian de-conversion, and sexual awakenings in a homophobic community with the hopes that, when finished reading, readers will feel ready to start their own journey of self-expression through music and performance.
A profoundly thoughtful and enlightening work, Arsenia uses his lyrical talent to show that there is always somewhere to go no matter where you are coming from.