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ISSUE II
Entirely Ours: Claiming and Naming the Queer Body

April 2020

 

For this issue, we asked for your poetry focused on queer identity, relationships, experiences, and politics. Not just your love poems: we sought your experiments, your musings, your polished worry stones, your secrets shaped into song. We could not be more pleased with the wonderful poets who answered our call. Each of the eight creators we selected for this special issue endeavor to put the queer body to language and in so doing, reveal the body as funhouse mirror; the body as language; the language we make with the body; the body as vessel and keeper: of place, of memory, of pleasure, of life, of death; the body reclaimed; the body as sign; the body as stock and trade; the body as regenerative; the body as uncategorizable; the body as ineffable. What can and can’t our language reveal? The poets below want to find out. 

                                                                                     -- Mary Mezzano & A.M. Wild, Editors-in-Chief

 

DEVOTIONAL ON ELEGY

by Tara Jayakar

DEVOTIONAL WITH PEONIES

by Tara Jayakar

SERAS

by D.L. Cordero

BOYS FROM THE EXCLUSION ZONE

by lenk

SELF PORTRAIT AS NAOMI

by Erica Charis-Molling

CHURCH SIGN READS

by Keith F. Miller Jr.

HE SAID, I LOVE YOU

by Keith F. Miller Jr.

MOUTH

by Steph Sundermann-Zinger

QUEENS

by Rodrigo Arenas-Carter

HOW TO UNDERSTAND ASEXUAL PEOPLE

by Aria Pahari