The Queer Perspectives issue celebrates LGBTQ2S?+ writers in Canada, featuring contemporary work chosen by guest editors Ali Blythe, Trevor Corkum, and Betsy Warland. Kayla Czaga dedicates “Salmon and Potato Salad” to Matthew Walsh (MW), whose poem “Rochester Metaphors” also appears in the issue. Examine the politics of body hair in Anaheed Saatchi’s “Rights of Passage – One Hairy, Brown, Queer Woman’s Journey to Claiming Her Feminist Ideals.” Explore closets, nooks, and crannies in “Homes” by Melinda Roy, illustrated by Eric Johnson. Dig into “Good Soil” by Francesca Ekwuyasi, and catch up with “[a]ll the old lesbians” in Arleen Paré’s “A Certain Uncertain State of Affairs.” Darrel J. McLeod drives back to his hometown in “The Carved Cedar Bent Box in the Trunk,” while Anne Fleming shovels snow in “Bios.” Adèle Barclay reads poetry in “For Ariss,” and Arün Smith “[s]’exprime bien en plusieurs langues / give[s] voice to many tongues” in “S’entretenir soi-même / Internal interlocution.” Anna Swanson and Rebecca Salazar learn to sit with pain in “Herx” and “Pain Management” respectively. Nathan Caro Fréchette spins the tale of “The Nettle Witch,” while Charlie C. Petch makes excuses in “Why I Was Late.”
Soak up some winter sunshine with reviews of books by Daphne Marlatt, Rani Rivera, Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Jen Currin, Adam Garnet Jones, Monica Meneghetti, Rae Congdon, and more!
Featuring cover art by Kent Monkman
See all the contributors, read book reviews, and check out interviews on the Issue #205 Table of Contents page.