Your hold is ready! (12. 12. 22)
Hello all, and happy end-of-the-year!
2022 has been a year of big changes and accomplishments for me –– another year editing swallow::tale press and Stone of Madness, a year of publications, including bugbutter and Out of Mind & Into Body. A year of conferences both online and in-person, and even a year of reuniting with old friends at Mount Holyoke, my alma mater, for a two-years-belated graduation/reunion celebration. I’m so grateful for these opportunities, and for you all as readers and friends. I hope you’ve been enjoying my recs (and maybe even my life updates!) as much as I have.
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Not going to frontload things too much, so I’ll leave my intro there. I wish you an wonderful, safe, and cozy winter, and I’m so excited to start 2023 with more recommendations for everyone.
Happy Hanukkah, merry Christmas, and happy new year!
Rick Emerson, Unmask Alice.
Hayley Campbell, All the Living and the Dead.
Joanna Ingham, Ovarium.
Joan Nestle, Riki Anne Wilchins, and Clare Howell, eds. Genderqueer.
Rainbow Rowell, Pumpkinheads.
Maxine Sophia Wolff, The Twine Fishing Simulator
Zvrra, Had to Leave (2022).
The Cardigans, Gran Turismo (1998).
Ruby Haunt, Blue Hour (2018).
Nobuki Nishiyama, residue (2020).
ISA, //beat.tape.// (2022).
Poetry & Prose & In-Between:
Kay Gabriel, The Names of Famous Beaches (2022).
Jennifer Lovegrove, Backyard Insurrection (2016).
Cassandra Whitaker, Wolf Who is Not a Wolf Plays Boardgames (2022).
Astra Bowers, The Year of Chloe and her Beautiful Horses (2022).
Julia Cimafiejeva, Umbilical (2022).
Foolan Flopez, Your Boyfriend Reminds Me of a Male Anglerfish (2022).
Essays and Articles:
Carl Phillips, Community (2022).
S. Qiouyi Lu 陸秋逸, Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022).
Katie Kitamura, Sprawl (2022).
Qian Julie Wang, Zou, or the Act of Leaving (2022)
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Everything and More (2022).
My Recent Work:
My fourth chapbook, bugbutter, is available from Gap Riot Press and up on Goodreads.
My third chapbook, Out of Mind & Into Body, is available from Ethel Press and up on Goodreads.
My 2021 chapbooks: Buy The Dream Journals and A Hole Walked In. And add them on Goodreads! [x] [x]
Hybrid Interview: Claire Oshetsky in CRAFT Literary.
I AM GOING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT MOLI in X-Ray Lit.
Toward transMad Epistemologies: A Working Text in SPARK: A 4C4 Equality Journal.
Diagnostician's Note in Mudroom Magazine.
a complete family / hstry in Honey Literary.
In praise of -less: transMad shouts from absent (pl)aces in AZE Journal.
Tomboy in Cobra Milk Magazine. (*Pushcart Nominated!*)
Social Skills: A TransDyke Autie-Biography in Sinister Wisdom.
Famous Bear Encore: Dance-Off Edition! in Augur Magazine.
That’s all for now! Again, feel free to let me know what you think, what you’d like to see more of, and if you have any recommendations of your own!