Archive for the ‘LGBTQIA’ Category

Post-Binary Gender and Language column up at Tor.com

I participated in Post-Binary Gender in SF Roundtable: Languages of Gender, which went up at Tor.com today. Alex Dally MacFarlane asked wonderful, insightful questions; the other respondents were Benjanun Sriduangkaew and Bogi Takács. I talk about non-binary/post-binary gender, grammatical gender and how it influences writing, Soviet SF, and more. Here is a short excerpt: You’ve talked about English offering different

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Bogi Takács’s “Three Partitions,” and the rabbinical approaches to nonbinary gender

Caveat: I am a close friend of the author, and so this is not an objective review (if such is even possible), but rather a combination of dialogue, musings, and disputation. Bogi Takács’s “Three Partitions” is story is important for me to discuss, my friendship with Bogi aside, because it combines two elements much on

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“Held close…” and other news

Thank you everybody who voted in the Beneath Ceaseless Skies readers’ poll. It was truly an amazing competition. I am happy and humbled to report that “Held Close in Syllables of Light” was the winner, and will be reprinted in Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Four. Thank you again! In addition, my poem Resh,

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Between the Mountain and the Moon

My queer mythic poem in three acts and a coda, “Between the Mountain and the Moon,” is up at Strange Horizons! It was written for Izlinda Hani Jamaluddin as a part of the Magick4Terri auction. It contains one of my favorite-ever lines, ” Every girl [...] followed by suitors springing everywhere like moths from larvae”

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Two New Reviews – HWC and MoC

A wonderful, thoughtful review of Here, We Cross by Brit Mandelo (Tor.com): As a whole, I find Here, We Cross to be a vital book—thriving and full of life, putting to words intense emotion as well as the internal workings of identity and self. The focus on genderqueer and genderfluid poetry is a particular joy

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Small sale, and Wiscon!

1. I wrote a small poem about bees yesterday, and sold it also yesterday to Mitchell Hart’s new magazine, Through the Gate. Through the Gate will launch in August. The poem has no title and probably does not need one; it will be known by its first line, “if all of her would turn into bees.” 2. WISCON BOOKS:

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Here, We Cross is Here, Indeed

The fabulous chapbook collecting 22 queer and genderfluid poems from Stone Telling 1-7, edited by yours truly and made possible by the tireless work of Jennifer Smith, is here! At least, it is available to purchase through Amazon. I have not yet seen a copy myself, but it is available to order, as if by

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Tor.com review of Stone Telling 7

Brit Mandelo reviewed the Queer Issue of Stone Telling on Tor.com. Yes. Tor.com. (Taking yet another moment to recover…) The variety of speakers and tales-told in these poems is fabulous, inspiring, and evocative. In the closing roundtable discussion, Julia Rios interviews the contributors on their work, their identities, and why they’ve contributed to this issue

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Stone Telling 7 (the Queer Issue) is here!

And it is glorious! In addition to the poetry, don’t miss the roundtable, B.’s article on translating queer poetry, the second installment of Brit Mandelo’s article on the poetry of Joanna Russ… in fact, I hope you won’t miss anything! Special thanks to Julia Rios on her work on the roundtable, and Jennifer Smith for

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No Coming out Narrative, or Growing up Queer in the Soviet Union.

In April 2011, I had a discussion about my participation in an online queer space with a person who ran it, with whom I had casually interacted with before. She said, among many things, “Look, I have no idea what “coming out” even means to you, frankly, if you’re in a heterosexual marriage.” I no

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