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ISBN-10: 1637680384
ISBN-13: 9781637680384
Publisher: Autumn House Press
Publish Date: 05/11/2022
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 1.10" H

Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology

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An anthology of queer nature poetry spanning three centuries.

This anthology amplifies and centers LGBTQIA+ voices and perspectives in a collection of contemporary nature poetry. Showcasing over two hundred queer writers from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Queer Nature offers a new context for and expands upon the canon of nature poetry while also offering new lenses through which to view queerness and the natural world.

In the introduction, editor Michael Walsh writes that the anthology is “concerned with poems that speak to and about nature as the term is applied in everyday language to queer and trans bodies and identities . . . Queer Nature remains interested in elements, flora, fauna, habitats, homes, and natural forces–literary aspects of the work that allow queer and trans people to speak within their specific cultural and literary histories of the abnormal, the animal, the elemental, and the unnatural.” The anthology features poets including Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Blanco, Kay Ryan, Jericho Brown, Allen Ginsberg, Natalie Diaz, and June Jordan, as well as emerging voices such as Jari Bradley, Alicia Mountain, Eric Tran, and Jim Whiteside.

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"When heteronormativity prescribes a binary to everything it touches–something is either natural or unnatural–what a salve to reclaim and celebrate nature in its sprawling wonder and unfettered queerness. This is an invitation to readers who've long felt excluded from representations of the natural and pastoral. No longer stripped of its wildness and subtext, the nature reflected in these poems is the breadth of human experience: its complexities and aches, its trauma and desires, its richness and possibilities. Queer Nature understands nature resists constraint and simplification. It is boundless and borderless. It belongs to everyone."–Ruth Awad, author of Set to Music a Wildfire
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ISBN-10: 1637680384
ISBN-13: 9781637680384
Publisher: Autumn House Press
Publish Date: 05/11/2022
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 1.10" H
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