A literary meditation on sex. Sam Heaps is a millennial Ana's Nin, exploring their most intimate power struggles with a raw and artful voice.Each partner is a new mask through which the narrator discovers themselves, creating a song through each personal essay of desire and regret-- a pop melody with blues undertones. Heaps lets readers become the ultimate voyeurs, displaying nakedly what we secretly feel in our most intimate moments. Proximity brings you skin to skin with your own unspoken desires.
About the Author
Sam Heaps is a genderqueer writer, visual artist, and organizer. They are a 2022 Tin House Winter Workshop Scholar and a 2022 VCCA Fellow. You can find more of their work in Entropy, Taco Bell Quarterly, Communion Arts Journal, and many other publications. PROXIMITY is their first book. Heaps currently lives in Philadelphia, where they teach writing at the University of the Arts.