Tommy Pico’s Connective Queer Poems

Pico’s poems value the vulgar and silly, as they mingle laffs and puns with colonialism, death, trauma, and our society’s disgraceful treatment of Janet Jackson…. read more

'Surge' by Etel Adnan

Rather than pin down or bemoan our lack of perceptual surety, Adnan builds a nebula for readers to drift about…. read more

'Don't Call Us Dead' by Danez Smith

In Don’t Call Us Dead, Smith’s attention moves from the violence perpetrated on black boys to queerness and HIV and back to race, using startling forms and imaginative leaps…. read more

'Safe Danger’ by Stephen Zerance

Zerance’s poems draw from what he knows as a young gay man of his era and are deeply rooted in the classic while maintaining a modern and clean style. … read more