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More Sure - Poems and Interruptions

More Sure

Poems and Interruptions

By A. Light Zachary
Categories: Poetry, LGBTQ+, Trans Literature
Paperback : 9781551529172, 112 pages, 2023
Expected to ship: 2023-03-28
Expected to ship: 2023-03-28

Description

A book of poems and interruptions, recording instances of love, self-realization, and recovery in non-binary, queer, and autistic lives.

 

In their stunning debut collection, A. Light Zachary draws power from a vision of life - especially queer and neurodivergent life - as a journey of continuous self-realization. These poems record the experience of locating oneself over and over again, within gender, language, family, labour, sexuality, fear, and love.

Reaching back to claim queer space in the oldest Western canon, Zachary interrupts famous quotations from ancient Greek and Roman thinkers, asking: what advice might Juvenal or Seneca have handed down to non-binary citizens? Elsewhere, in concise and fluid verses that draw from punk rock and quantum physics, they ground the work firmly in the present. Come: invade with the alien. Evade with the coyote. These poems propose a certain supremacy: in these unending journeys of discovery and alienation, "we become more sure of who we are than you."

Reviews

Amazing - vivid, disturbing. Zachary does this so well: moves language into a space that's both political and intimate. Powerful and tightly crafted, work. -Eduardo C. Corral, author of Guillotine and Slow Lightning

In this beautiful debut collection, A. Light Zachary alchemizes a philosopher's intellect with the soul of a poet. Weaving deftly through classic texts and pop culture references, from sharply political to deeply personal, More Sure is a haunting love song to those who live in the shadows. Zachary is a master of their craft and a virtuoso talent, and they balance acute emotion with subtle wit. These are poems that will make you think and feel for a long time. -Kai Cheng Thom, author of a place called No Homeland