We can’t wait for you to read our fifth issue, in all its peachy glory. As always, we’ve found the 14 most exciting queer poets in the world. And this issue has - unintentionally - a loose theme of connection. Whether lamenting the dearth of lesbian bars, a longing for lost cruising hook ups during the pandemic or celebrating a citizenship ceremony that brings an international couple together.
As always, our poets are a mix of new writers and established, including some who are nominees for the Lambda Literary poetry prize, Kenyon Review Prize winners and recipients of the Academy of American Poets Prize. They’ve been published in exciting and mainstream publications, including The Paris Review, The Volta, Stone of Madness, The Rialto, Ambit, Impossible Archteype and Poetry.
This issue brings the varied and fascinating world of LGBTQ+ to life. We can’t wait for you to read it.
So, drum roll please, here’s your fourteen poems:
Invocation by Chad Bennett
Blueballs by David Nash
An Episode of Planet Earth on the Dying Habitat of Dyke Bars by Carson Wolfe
Instructions to Get Over Your Ex by Oluwaseun Olayiwola
elegy for a broken condom by Jonathan Kinsman
The Red Onion by Maisie Lawrence
Super Blue Blood Moon Valentine by Andre Bagoo
The Storm Arrives by Jay G Ying
Slow Down by Ben Kline
Icarus Asks by Jory Mickelson
For the sake of argument by Raye Hendrix
One Night Stand by Randall Mann
Postcard from Killarney by Rosamund Taylor
Tiny House by Mark Ward