Children's Fiction Poetry


From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is…

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The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader

In this “canonical” anthology of Butch-Femme identities, Joan Nestle traces 200 years of lesbian history, from letters to memoirs to short stories. Nestle surveys a decade of the attempt to reconstruct and understand the meaning and value of butch-femme relations for the contemporary lesbian, drawing on oral history, fiction, poetry, and fantasy.

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We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics

A collection of formally inventive writing by trans poets against capital and empire. Editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel offer We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics as an experiment into how far literature, written from an identitarian standpoint, can go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands. Writing…

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Devotional? Crossings: Transgender Sex Workers, Santisima Muerte, and Spiritual Solidarity in Guadalajara and San Francisco

“In the early evening hours in the living room of a Guadalajara brothel, “Veronica,” a male-to-female transgender sex worker who plies her trade in both Mexico and the United States, rose from her chair to turn up the volume on the stereo. The song, “A quien le importa” (Who Cares?) sung by the Mexi- can…

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My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix – Performing Transgender Rage

The following work is a textual adaptation of a performance piece originally presented at “Rage Across the Disciplines,” an arts, humanities, and social sciences conference held June 10-12, 1993 at California State University, San Marcos. The interdisciplinary nature of the conference, its theme, and the organizers’ call for both performances and academic papers inspired me…

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Resisting Shame, Making Our Bodies Home. Keynote Speech, Trans Health Conference, May 29, 2008

Eli Clare shares a poetic speech about community, disability, transness, and inclusiveness. “I come to this gathering thinking about shame–that chasm of loathing lodged in our bodies, a seemingly impenetrable fog, an unspeakable and unspoken fist. Shame all too often becomes our home. This is what I want to talk about, even though it’s one…