Author(s): Perry Brass
In The Lover of My Soul, Perry Brass offers us a biography of himself, as well as a spiritual journey of nakedness, surrender, and transcendence. On this journey he finds the "lover of my soul," that immense, deep Connection found in moments of intense feeling. He finds the Lover in many places, including the mysterious metaphor of Jesus ("What a Best Friend I Have In Jesus") and in one of the most poignant "S & M" poems in print, "My Master Richard Has Returned" from "Three Los Angeles Poems." He talks about his family, his growing up, his dog, his partner, the luminous, lost figure of his father and the disturbing one of his mother. There are moments of icy anger ("A Warning to Fag Bashers"), and of full-throttle eroticism.