When I Grow Up I Want To Be A List Of Further Possibilities A Poulin Jr New Poets Of America

Author: Chen Chen
Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN: 1942683332
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In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family--the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes--all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love.

In the Hospital

My mother was in the hospital & everyone wanted to be my friend.
But I was busy making a list: good dog, bad citizen, short
skeleton, tall mocha. Typical Tuesday.
My mother was in the hospital & no one wanted to be her friend.
Everyone wanted to be soft cooing sympathies. Very reasonable
pigeons. No one had the time & our solution to it
was to buy shinier watches. We were enamored with
what our wrists could declare. My mother was in the hospital
& I didn't want to be her friend. Typical son. Tall latte, short tale,
bad plot, great wifi in the atypical café. My mother was in the hospital
& she didn't want to be her friend. She wanted to be the family
grocery list. Low-fat yogurt, firm tofu. She didn't trust my father
to be it. You always forget something, she said, even when
I do the list for you. Even then.


Chen Chen was born in Xiamen, China, and grew up in Massachusetts. His work has appeared in two chapbooks and in such publications as Poetry, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Best of the Net, and The Best American Poetry. The recipient of the 2016 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, he has been awarded fellowships from Kundiman, the Saltonstall Foundation, Lambda Literary, and in 2015, he was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. He earned his BA at Hampshire College and his MFA at Syracuse University. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. Chen lives in Lubbock, Texas, with his partner, Jeff Gilbert, and their pug dog, Rupert Giles.

Fair Play

Author: Cyd Zeigler
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 161775465X
Size: 76.31 MB
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When Cyd Zeigler started writing about LGBT sports issues in 1999, no one wanted to talk about them. Today, this is a central conversation in American society that reverberates throughout the sports world and beyond.

In The Language Of My Captor

Author: Shane McCrae
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819577138
Size: 40.36 MB
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Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans.

Men Like That

Author: John Howard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226354705
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Spanning four decades, Men Like That recounts the life stories of both the ordinary and the famous-often in their own words-and traces queer sexuality throughout its rural landscape.

Among The Monarchs

Author: Christine Garren
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226284118
Size: 33.83 MB
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Among the Monarchs is filled with unforgettable metaphors, unconventional and unpredictable juxtapositions, turns and angles of perception, and seductive free verse rhythms.

Hard Child

Author: Natalie Shapero
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1619321718
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Hard Child is musical and argumentative, deadly serious yet tinged with self-parody, evoking the spirit of Plath while remaining entirely its own.

Please Bury Me In This

Author: Allison Benis White
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ISBN: 9781935536833
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A series of letters on the death of the speaker's father that investigate loss and language's limits and ability to transcend our temporal lives

Phallos

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573566
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Vivid and clever, the original novella has been expanded by nearly a third. Appended to the text are an afterword by Robert F. Reid-Pharr and three astute speculative essays by Steven Shaviro, Kenneth R. James, and Darieck Scott.

Dear Sincerely

Author: David Hernandez
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ISBN: 9780822964070
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David Hernandez’s Dear, Sincerely is his most intimate and dynamic collection to date, bringing the reader into poems that are simultaneously personal and universal, and sometimes political.