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 of Stone Telling; the answers are as varied as their poems, and contribute a deeper layer of interpretation for me as a reader. The inclusion of several genderqueer poems alongside poems about such things as a woman astronaut’s wife embroidering her spacesuit before her mission, a trans man negotiating the gendered symbolism of moons and reproductive organs, and the performance of gender with regards to appearance — among other things — is particularly pleasing. Lemberg and Narayan’s editorial choices illustrate a wide range of bridges and acts of bridging between silence and speech — the secondary theme of this collection of queer speculative poetry.
So… I know it’s not going to come out particularly dignified…. but …SQUEEE!!!!
Thank you so much, Brit.