Often, I tell people, “I like the word queer both for my gender and my sexuality because it makes me feel free.” I love the capaciousness.
ROBIN GOW is a trans poet and young adult author from rural Pennsylvania. They are the author of Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy (Tolsun Books 2020) and the chapbook Honeysuckle (Finishing Line Press 2019). Their first young adult novel, A Million Quiet Revolutions, is forthcoming in 2022 with FSG Books for Young Readers. Gow’s poetry has recently been published in POETRY, New Delta Review, and Washington Square Review.
I want to find ways to connect what maybe seems unrelated, until they are tied inexorably in the world of the poem or the book.
The poems leave me curious about what it means to create these distinctions and what we can learn from our edges of “self.”
Rightly dedicated to “Judas,” Kopano Maroga’s first collection imagines Jesus’s “lost years” as full of queer erotic bliss and newly vibrant prayers.
Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook Aviarium (fivehundred places) and the full-length collections The Renunciations (Graywolf 2021) and Bestiary (Graywolf). Bestiary is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was also long-listed for the National Book Award and […]
Mark Wunderlich’s poems conjure reluctant ghosts and waltz with rusted memories. This collection makes mourning and melancholy tangible.
Claire Wahmanholm uses poems to take us through unraveling fairytales and the volatile terrain of our unraveling planet.
This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity Robin Gow: It’s so nice to get to chat with you! I’m really grateful for this opportunity to delve into your work. I guess I want to start by asking where your drag name “Maxi Glamour” came from? Maxi Glamour: I created it when I […]
I watched Juno with my partner two winters ago, on her laptop in the living room of my first grad school apartment. This wasn’t the first time I had seen it, but it was the first time I’d watched it since I had come out publicly as a transgender. My partner, also trans, and I […]