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by Stacey Waite
Poetry. LGBT Studies. In her Los Angeles Review of Books essay "Who Is Who: Pronouns, Gender, and Merging Selves," Dana Levin describes Stacey Waite's fusion of gender identities: "Pseudonyms, heteronyms, personae, all the ventriloquizing literary arts; point of view and tonal shifts: these are tools for speakers and speaking. But the sentence too has a voice: 'i will not ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 31st 2013 by Tupelo Press
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Jan 28, 2015 Jackie rated it really liked it
Read for my Gender and Poetry class, and, man, was this a great discovery. Waite does a deep dive into gender and sex and sexuality and family and growing up messy.
Through the window, I watch the neighbor
folding up the quilt in the porch light.
For a moment, I think she is my mother,
folding up my life into equal parts.
I fold the newspaper--on one side,
there was no note. On the other,
survived by his family.
Stacey Waite was the winner of the 2004 Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry for her first chapbook entitled Choke, as well as the 2006 Main Street Rag Chapbook Contest for her chapbook Love Poem to Androgyny. She lives with her partner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she studies Tai Chi, searches for old clay roof tiles and walks through Frick Park with her greyhound, Rohen. She has been teaching writ ...moreMore about Stacey Waite...