Poetry

grit: a poetry collection

“Grit opens with a quiet devastation reserved for transcendent realms of human experience-the act of becoming in a world that is not prepared for your existence. Silas’ words dart in and out like a scalpel revealing layers of flesh that have been given-or taken-by lovers, parents, cruelty, and fate. If you could hold what it…

Anthology Art History Humanities Poetry Social Sciences

For Audre

Callaloo, the premier African and African-American literary journal, publishes original works by and critical studies of black writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special thematic issues, and original art and photography are some of the features of this…

Anthology Art Children's Fantasy Fiction Humanities Poetry Short Story Social Sciences

The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities

Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they’re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s. The…

Biography Essay Humanities Nonfiction Poetry

Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming

The landscape of trauma is scattered with ghosts. Wolves hunkering in the shadows. Memory’s spectral persistence and evasion. Leaky bodies and selves gathered up in the storm of pain. Genders imposed and genders made. History’s cruel excisions, scars, the spillage of wounds. A landscape in which we are nevertheless called to build home. Here, “storytelling…

Anthology Art Nonfiction Poetry

Dead Name Elegy with Strap-on

The Spring 2020 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares…

Art History Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Poetry

Of Souls & Roles, Of Sex & Gender : A Treasury of Transsexual, Transgenderist & Transvestic Verse from 1967 to 1991

Anthology collection of trans verse poems from 1967-1991. “It was important to me to create this work because, through the medium of “feelings-in-words” – ranging from the silly to the sublime – I aspired to shed some light on the real lives of transsexual and transgender(ist) people and crossdressers as they were living them a…