"I'm Not A Racist But" is nothing you'd expect to read from a church minister but everything you've ever wanted one to say. Addressing politics, sex and religion with thought-provoking humour, this unorthodox collection makes no apologies for its audacious, controversial and challenging poems. Be prepared for your religious stereotypes to be smashed wide open in the most refreshing of ways. Jason is, without a doubt, the Australian Pete Holmes." - Kathy Parker, writer, poet, author.
"The epitome of rhyme and reason, with a generous side of humour... capable of making you feel a childish giddiness - even with tough adult subjects you wouldn't typically think you could... the balance between shamelessness and tenderness takes a little while to believe. Yet the laugh or catharsis (or both) that it provides is instant... the collection feels holistic and demonstrates textual integrity as each poem flows into the next and has a conversation with the other about climate change, Christianity, racism, sex and more. I'm not a Racist is a load of shit, but as this book will soon teach you - what a relief that is!" - Defne, WestSide Poetry Slam.
"... poking at every taboo with a curious balance of frivolity and utmost respect. I don't quite know how he does it, but the way he wears a privileged context with an almost crude boldness while still managing to be culturally sensitive is astounding. He is a provocative voice in the poetic and religious community, and a flavour that I'm very happy exists." Hunter Wynn, performance poet
"Witty, inspirational, even educational. Jason delves into those parts of the shared human experience that are so often hidden and taboo... He goes straight to the heart of it, bursting it open, and dissecting it one bloody piece at a time. He's a truth teller, a stater of the bleeding obvious... and perhaps one of the few of us who has the gumption to do it!" - Rachel Collis, songwriter, performer.
As a poet, Jason is like the love child of Dr Seuss and Pam Ayres, who was adopted out to a rude scientist and an emotionally repressed priest. In his day job, he *is* an emotionally repressed priest, with a background in science. Jason John is an Earth Advocate in the Uniting Church in Australia.
Sex is fun, but that's not why we do it
Never be the same again
Fucking is Fun, that's why we do it
Evolution explains a lot
Labels (poo face)
Secret Sacred Stories
Sex is fun, so why don't we do it?
Christmas- pash or cash
Make us gay
Poo- a love story
Lick you where? Struggles with Christian discipleship
Blokes birthed the Bible:
The Chimp's Koran
The Bible series
Genesis: Noah and the giant peach
Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels
How to read the bible
Won't come again
Coal in Labor-
Go kid free
Bullet for you
Shut up, poem
ScoMo says it's fine
Eat me tree
FJ and Face Pillow Qualifier
Why fuck the horse?
A lover in action
Acknowledging Country a bit