Sing, My Tongue

Of tongues singing in adoration, after coming to blows with the supremacist heteropatriarchy of nation-states. Of celebrating unbound passion, at the crux of all interpenetrating dimensions. Of climactic veneration of ceremonial vice, set amid a salubrious biome of nutritious blurs, where flesh and landscape are in indistinguishable form. Of spaces we can call our own…

This Side of Town

‘This Side of Town’ is part of a suite of poems entitled, ‘Of Joyrides, Backseat Loving, and Road Trips’. A while back, I shared a “sneak preview” of one of the poems in this set and today I am posting in full ‘This Side of Town’ – which was previously published in Heather, Vol. 1,…

Road Trips and First True Loves

Road trips and first true loves… If you’ve ever taken a road trip concurrently with falling deeper in love with someone, you know how the whole experience is ‘a mixed bag of pleasures’: A bewildering test, incredibly exhilarating and astonishingly daunting in equal measure. During the whole ordeal, ambivalence propels you – with but the…

Love Wins

Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making it a legal right nationwide. After decades of litigation and campaigning, the Constitution now guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, which means the number of states where gay marriage is legal rises from 37 to all 50 states. With a 5-to-4 vote, justices…

My CMYK Heart

Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving the final touches to a collection of poems, obsessively working until late at night – often exhausted after one of those long days doing the job that pays the bills – and at the expense of my life – I’ve been rather anti-social. All of the poems…

‘Fingerspelling Lesson’ for Quaint Magazine

Quaint Magazine is a quarterly literary magazine that publishes work by female-identified, genderqueer, and non-binary people. The Quaint team explains why ‘quaint’: c.1200, cointe, “cunning, ingenious; proud,” (…) Later in English, “elaborate, skillfully made” (c.1300); “strange and clever” (mid-14c.). Sense of “old-fashioned but charming” is first attested 1795 (…) In Chaucer’s usage there seems to…

‘Chasing Corners’ Artwork

Client: I Live For Lucy Artwork for ‘Chasing Corners’ EP 2014   I Live For Lucy is a Brighton-based queer musicians. You can listen to ILFL’s first EP, ‘Chasing Corners’ on her SoundCloud. Like what you hear? If so and if you are on Twitter (who isn’t?), why not follow ILFL – you’ve nothing to…