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“[…] I consider my dog to be my current life partner, after years of traveling together and accepting that another human is not necessarily suitable for this road situation.”… read more
“A year ago I came out, and today I’m wearing my identity across my chest.”… read more
“I believe that we should all know each other, we human carriers of so many pleasurable differences. To not know is to doubt, to shrink from, sidestep or destroy.”… read more
Every month, “Appreciations” looks closely at a poem or poems from recently-published books by LGBTQ poets. … read more
“My early readers told me I needed to focus. Yes, I wanted to write my story, but what was the story? Was there a story?”… read more
“Poetry, I told my friends, is still where I feel happiest and freest […] For true creative freedom, I need forms that demand compression, restraint.”… read more
Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves.
Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.
In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand—pillar of the community—and a sexual predator.
Blacklight: James’ A Kind of Justice depicts the compelling struggle of a shrewd transwoman accused of a vicious crime.
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“[…] it takes hours of mental wrangling every morning to get over myself and produce, to convince myself that what I’m writing has potential and meaning and is not just the expression of a hot-headed delusion.”… read more