Gay & Lesbian
For Your Own Good
By Leah Horlick
In the canon of contemporary feminist and lesbian poetry, For Your Own Good breaks silence. A fictionalized autobiography, the poems in this collection illustrate the narrator's survival of a domestic and sexual violence in a lesbian relationship. There is magic in this work: ... Read more
By Joshua Whitehead
This poetry collections focuses on a hybridized Indigiqueer Trickster character named Zoa who brings together the organic (the protozoan) and the technologic (the binaric) in order to re-beautify and re-member queer Indigeneity. This Trickster is a Two-Spirit / Indigiqueer invention ... Read more
By Shannon Maguire
fur(l) parachute claims as its surrogate the Old English poem "Wulf and Eadwacer. " Declining from a mutant echo of this 19 line fragment that appears in the 10thC Exeter Manuscript as a text that might be a riddle, or an example of a woman's lament, or even a broken elegy, the ... Read more
Good Arabs, The
By Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch
Swinging from post-explosion Beirut to a Parc-Extension balcony in summer, the verse and prose poems in The Good Arabs ground the reader in place, language, and the body. Peeling and rinsing radishes. Dancing as a pre-teen to Nancy Ajram. Being drenched in stares on the city ... Read more
Here in There
By Angela Carr
Here in There, Angela Carr's third book of poetry, is a lyrical petition to the human faculty of attention. In constant motion, the poems locate unusual instances of connection. They ask, do we give or pay attention? And what do we attend to? How do we decide what merits our ... Read more
By Gwen Benaway
Winner of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry
Finalist for the 2019 Trillium Book Award for Poetry
Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards – Transgender Poetry Category
Finalist for the 2019 Publishing Triangle Awards – Trans and Gender-Variant Literature ... Read more
By Avery Lake
2022 Governor General's Literary Award Shortlist * 2022 A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry Finalist
A brilliant poetic debut about gender-based violence that dismantles received definitions of both gender and violence, Horrible Dance is an accomplished addition to transfeminist thought ... Read more
House Within a House
By Nicholas Dawson
Translated by D.M. Bradford
A meditation on the wiles of depression, illuminated by queer and diasporic experience.
"We, nosotros, nosotras: somos sobrevivientes. " Weaving prose poetry, essay, autobiography and photography in mutual contamination, Nicholas Dawson relates his own deep depression, a state ... Read more
By Ali Blythe
Shortlisted, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
Standing in the granite of his own voice.
Remembering your gathering body.
Hello, My Forever Ago, don't worry,
you won't be reading this much longer.
You will have already returned
in a snowcloud, which is suggestively,
fashionably, ... Read more
I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me?
By Nolan Natasha
A funny and sweet—but not saccharine—jaunt through the back alleys of queer love.
Intimate, nostalgic, and surprising, the poems in I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? spark connections that alter trajectory and carry lasting resonance. Encounters across phone lines, over drinks, ... Read more