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A radical translation of the Bible that is inclusive, celebratory, and personal.
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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    You wanna support but you're low on funds-- trust me, I get it. Send $5 and get a handmade postcard delivered to you! It will feature a hand-drawn Biblical scene (queered-up of course) and a bit of a queer Bible translation dedicated to you!

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    Get a hand-made broadside edition of a Bible verse, chosen by me and queerly translated for you!

    Broadside will be approximately 8" x 10", and printed on fine cardstock, making it perfect for putting in a frame and hanging in your bathroom to stare at as you pee.

    You'll also get a postcard from my residency with a loooooove poem on it, written by me, likely inspired by the Bible.

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    1. A postcard with a hand-drawn Bible scene, watercolored and glittered, plus a little poem professing my undying love to you-- sent from my Vermont residency.

    2. A limited broadside edition of a Bible verse translation, chosen by YOU and queerly translated by me.

    3. A handmade frame for you to mount that broadside in. It will be beautiful and tacky all at once, I promise.

    4. I will make a recording of me reading your Bible verse translation and send you the link to download it so you can listen to it always.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    1. Everything from the $25 reward (postcard, broadside, frame, and recording).

    2. PLUS you'll get "The Bible Is A Queer Text" t-shirt, designed by me to be admired by everyone.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    1. Everything from the $50 reward (postcard, broadside, frame, recording and "The Bible Is A Queer Text" t-shirt).

    2. PLUS a tote bag painted with a scene from the Old Testament by yours truly! Because everyone loves a tote bag.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    1. Everything from the $75 reward (postcard, broadside, frame, recording and "The Bible Is A Queer Text" t-shirt, tote bag).

    2. PLUS if you're in NYC or have plans to visit, I'll take you on a tour of one of my favorite queer spaces! Riis Beach, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Leslie Lohman Art Museum, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, and who knows where else! Good for one guided tour of a space of your choosing!

    If you're not in NYC and don't wanna be (I get it, it's rough) then I'll make a personalized, researched guidebook of queer or alternative spaces near wherever you are! Famous sites in queer history, places to see the best drag shows, local university archives with queer stuff in their catalogue-- if there's something lovely and strange going on in a 10 mile radius I will find it!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Everything from the $100 reward (postcard, broadside, frame, recording, "The Bible Is a Queer Text" t-shirt, hand-painted tote bag, queer NYC guided tour or non-NYC guidebook).

    Then, if you're in NYC:
    1. You'll get a fresh & delicious picnic meal (including dessert) cooked up by me and served seaside at Riis Beach this summer, my favorite queer beach in NYC.

    2. You'll get the completed manuscript translation of The Queer Bible emailed to you as soon as it's complete! And any publication will acknowledge you.

    But if you're not in NYC:
    1. I will order you a delicious meal from your local takeout eatery and we'll have dinner over Skype (candlelight optional). We'll talk about the Old Testament, apocryphal texts, contemporary poetics, butts, theories of translation, sex toys, whatever you want!

    2. You'll get the completed manuscript of The Queer Bible whenever it's finished! And any publication will acknowledge you.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Everything from the $250 reward (postcard, broadside, frame, recording, "The Bible Is a Queer Text" t-shirt, hand-painted tote bag, queer guidebook, dinner, acknowledgment).

    PLUS
    a collection of translation drafts-- typos, edits, scribbles, all the nitty-gritty, penned in my own hand and handed over to you to keep!

    PLUS
    a handsome, hard-bound, limited edition artist book of my Genesis translations, illustrated and printed like a fancy book you'd want to put on your coffee table.

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