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Mary Jean Chan
Andrew McMillan

100 Queer Poems

100 Queer Poems


ISBN: 9781529115338

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Edited by acclaimed poets Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan, 100 Queer Poems isn't just a collection, it's a vibrant tapestry woven from the threads of LGBTQ+ experiences across generations. This anthology features both established voices like Elizabeth Bishop and Langston Hughes, alongside exciting new talents like Chen Chen and Jay Bernard.

Prepare to be surprised and challenged. 100 Queer Poems expands the definition of what a "queer poem" can be. It delves into themes of self-discovery, love, loss, and the complexities of forging a path outside societal norms. The poems explore urban landscapes and encounters with nature, reflecting on the past while celebrating the audacious act of creating a future self.

Here's why you should dive into this book:

  • A Celebration of Diverse Voices: Encounter a kaleidoscope of experiences from established and emerging queer poets.
  • Broadens the Definition of Queer Poetry: This anthology challenges narrow views, showcasing the power of queer expression across genres and styles.
  • Thematic Richness: Explore coming-of-age, love, loss, chosen families, and the fight for self-definition.
  • Historical Context: Journey through time with poems from both the 20th and 21st centuries, witnessing the evolution of queer voices.
  • A Beacon of Hope: 100 Queer Poems celebrates the resilience and beauty of the LGBTQ+ community, offering a sense of belonging and inspiration.
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