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12 Exciting Contemporary Queer Poetry Collections

Queer poetry explores so many different facets of the human experience. From trauma and self-hatred to happy marriages and messy break-ups. From retellings of folk tales to sci-fi poetry as a metaphor for the queer experience; from punk and angry voices to warming, soothing comfort food — everything that can be felt is felt here. …

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6 Must-Read Indonesian Novels, Stories, and Poems

Indonesia, Asia’s largest archipelago, is one of the world’s most ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse countries. It is a place called home by every kind of human being. As soon, Indonesian novels, stories, and poems offer readers that same kind of diversity and excitement. The Indonesian novels, stories, and poems found here do not encompass …

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Review: Ordinary Misfortunes by Emily Jungmin Yoon

Born in Busan, having grown up between South Korea and Canada, and currently residing in Chicago, Emily Jungmin Yoon is poetry editor for The Margins, the journal of the Asian American Writer’s Workshop. Her 2017 chapbook Ordinary Misfortunes won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and she published her first full length collection A Cruelty Special to Our Species in 2018. …

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Review: Soft Science (Poetry) by Franny Choi

Poetry is often considered an art form that is entirely personal – both to the poet herself and to the reader. We bond with poems, project ourselves onto them, feel like we are a part of them. They can also be very hard to penetrate; they can intimidate and confuse us. For some, that confusion …

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