We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Paperback)

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By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor)
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This anthology of trans poetics is a Must! Have! Highlights include: “Against Queering the Map” by Aeon Ginsberg, “Hey Guys” by Amy Marvin, “feral & not masc enough for a shoulder tattoo” by Faye Chevalier, and works by CAConrad, Evan Kleekamp, Jackie Ess (author of Darryl), Nora Fulton, a speech by Sylvia Rivera, and an excerpt from T Fleischmann’s book Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through! And more!!!

— From Yves



Finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature

Editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel offer We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics as an experiment into how far literature, written from an identitarian standpoint, can go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands. Writing in dialogue with emancipatory political movements, the intergenerational writers assembled here imagine an altogether overturned world in poems that pursue the particular and multiple trans relationships to desire, embodiment, housing, sex, ecology, history, pop culture, and the working day.

About the Author

Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. She's the author of Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017), the recipient of fellowships from Lambda Literary and the Poetry Project, and recently completed her PhD at Princeton University. Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their chapbook, THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions), attempts to queer Fanon's vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. Andrea's first book, EXTRATRANSMISSION (Kelsey Street Press, 2019), is a poetic critique of the U.S. military's role in the War on Terror.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643620336
ISBN-10: 1643620339
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publication Date: November 24th, 2020
Pages: 480
Language: English