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Zhush Redux: an OUTwrites Anthology
Zhush Redux is an anthology of writing from Toronto's queer writing group OUTwrites. Matt Badali, Don Bapst, Dorianne Emmerton, Terence Go, Brock Hessel, David Marshall, Alan T. Orr, Mark Reinhart, Marcy Rogers, Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins and Nichola (Nicki) Ward. The anthology includes first chapters of novels and graphic novels, short fiction, flash fiction, poetry an ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published August 2012 by OUTwrites Press
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Zhush Redux, this year’s OUTwrites Anthology, is an entertaining collection. I loved the diversity of styles and genres, which includes poetry, short stories and play and novel excerpts. As with all anthologies, some pieces outshine others. My favourites included: Marcy Rogers microfiction “Drawn Out”, about a woman who falls in love with her lover’s tattoo; Don Bapst’s play excerpt “The Horror”, a queer take on vampires, zombies and conspiracy theories; Dorianne Emmerton’s “A Day By The Lake”, ...more
Zhush Redux by OUTwrites lives up to its title. This eclectic collection of poetry, prose and drama holds nothing back, offering a surprise on every page. The fresh voices invite readers to explore the LGBTIQ experience, both through content and perspective. The result is arresting. This is the first anthology published by the ten-year-old Toronto writing group. I'm already looking forward to the next.