West of West Indian

By (author): Linzey Corridon

West of West Indian constructs the Queer Caribbean experience as a simultaneously individual and collective one, embracing the language that continues to unsettle queer life. The collection is, at once, a summons and a love letter to familiar figures like the Bullerman, the Chichiman, the Funny man, and the Anty man. The poetry collects a distinctly queer Vincentian Canadian account of love and autonomy, and while it represents a written journey that demarcates queer pain, it is also an exhibition of pleasure flowing from the bodies and minds of the collection’s many subjects.


Linzey Corridon

Linzey Corridon is a mixed race (Afro-Euro-Indo Caribbean) educator, and a Vincentian-Canadian poet and critic. He is the 2021 recipient of Canada’s Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and is currently completing doctoral work on the nuances of the Queeribbean quotidian at McMaster University. His writing has been published in The Puritan, Kola, SX Salon, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Montreal Writes and more. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


“These are brilliantly crafted, meaningful poems that depict life’s vicissitudes from a queer Caribbean-Canadian perspective. Linzey’s themes reflect the deepest needs of all humans–the need for friends, community, and strength to face life’s challenges. West of West Indian is a significant contribution to the emerging body of works by Caribbean-Canadian LGBTQ+ authors.” –H Nigel Thomas


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112 Pages
8.25in * 5.50in *


March 19, 2024



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