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Aimee Herman is the author of "Everything Grows", a queer YA novel that explores mental illness, bullying, coming out and gender identity through 15-year-old Eleanor Fromme's letters to her bully.

Aimee is also a poet with two full length books of poems, meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA) and to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books) in addition to being widely published in journals and anthologies including BOMB, cream city review, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books). Aimee is a founding member alongside David Lawton in the poetry band, Hydrogen Junkbox.

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Splitting

Thank you to Impossible Archetype for publishing my poem, splitting in their latest issue.


Recently, I have been writing one sentence a day (often more) toward, into, from behind, from within my body. It is a way through.


When we are taught how to read, we begin with simplicity. The vocabulary of others. Oftentimes, the language of us, our innards, our guts are overshadowed and forgotten.


I am reachi

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Aimee and 1 other person liked Trae's review of Everything Grows:
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"This is the book I wish I'd had when I was a teen. Having been a high-schooler at the same time the book was set, the nostalgia factor was enjoyably high. Pick up a copy, you won't regret it."
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"Read an ARC as part of my internship—Looking forward to the release day in May"
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"Eleanor has had quite the year, a mother who survived a suicide attempt and now a classmate, her own bully in fact, that successfully left this earth far too soon. This is the story of her emotional ride into dealing with these events and discovering" Read more of this review »
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“But this music. This music has limbs that can hold me into morning.”
Aimee Herman

“What happens when we say something out loud? Does it become more real? Is it any less really when we keep it to ourselves?”
Aimee Herman, Everything Grows

“I never want to be known. I’d rather be alone than have everyone talk about me and bother about my life. That’s why I want to be an astronaut. I just want to travel into space and stay there. Be somewhere where no one else goes.”
Aimee Herman, Everything Grows

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“So far it has been sex and leaves that keep me alive”
Renee Gladman, Juice

“Our body-minds tumble, shift, ease their way through space and time, never static. Gender transition in its many forms is simply another kind of motion. I lived in a body-mind assigned female at birth and made peace with it as a girl, a tomboy, a dyke, a queer woman, a butch. But uncovering my desire to transition—to live as a genderqueer, a female-to-male transgender person, a white guy—challenged everything I thought I knew about self-acceptance and love.”
Eli Clare, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

“What happens when we say something out loud? Does it become more real? Is it any less really when we keep it to ourselves?”
Aimee Herman, Everything Grows

“It is never really about what you are striving to get or achieve. It’s the journey.”
Aimee Herman, Everything Grows

“I never want to be known. I’d rather be alone than have everyone talk about me and bother about my life. That’s why I want to be an astronaut. I just want to travel into space and stay there. Be somewhere where no one else goes.”
Aimee Herman, Everything Grows




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