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Pride 2021: LGBTQ Poets
A list of recent poetry by LGBTQ poets selected by librarians at The Seattle Public Library. (Created June 2021)

Extratransmission
Abi-Karam, Andrea
A poetic critique of nationalism, patriarchy & gender embedded in an explosive & unapologetic trauma narrative. -- publisher's copy
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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Birthright
Abraham, George
Palestinian American poet/activist Abraham highlights the plight of the Palestinian people in caustic, free-flowing language. This is poetry not just read but laceratingly felt. -- Library Journal
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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The Voice of Sheila Chandra
Ali, Kazim
Much of what the poet has presented to us is painful, yes, but it is also beautiful in how it uses voice as a symbol for continued imagination. Altogether, The Voice of Sheila Chandra is both an excavation and compilation of our survival. -- NPR
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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After Rubén
Aragón, Francisco
An author, editor, and translator, Aragón brings every tool of his trades to the dexterously erudite, unabashedly personal, and deeply sensitive poems in this dynamic hybrid collection, a decade in the making. -- Booklist
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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If They Come for Us
Asghar, Fatimah
Honest, personal, and intimate without being insular or myopic, Asghar's collection reveals a sense of strength and hope found in identity and cultural history. -- Publishers Weekly
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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The Galleons
Barot, Rick
This ambitious new work by multi-award-winning poet Barot (Chord) presents his family's immigration from the Philippines to America as part of a larger investigation: What is history, and how does it comprise our stories? -- Library Journal
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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Indigo
Bass, Ellen
Bass (Like a Beggar, 2014), recipient of three Pushcart Prizes and a Lambda Literary Award, presents a bold and passionate new collection assessing the human experience. -- Booklist
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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This Wound Is A World
Belcourt, Billy-Ray
The new edition of a prize-winning memoir-in-poems, a meditation on life as a queer Indigenous man--available for the first time in the United States. -- publisher's copy
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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Fantasia for the Man in Blue
Blount, Tommye
Through charged words, masterful line breaks, and ekphrasis and persona pieces, these poems blur the line between intimacy and violence. -- Publishers Weekly
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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The Tradition
Brown, Jericho
A consummate craftsman, Brown conveys emotional and provocative content through plainspoken yet subtly lyrical forms whose delicacy only heightens the subversive force of his ideas, which can be delivered with unabashed, declarative candor. -- Library Journal
Format: Book
Availability: All copies in use
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