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Threshold

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Threshold enters a landscape of seemingly perpetual in-between, crossing from conventionality to queerness; exploring the fluidity of gender; and translating the hard hold of family. The collection meditates on passageways and what it means to arrive at, and pierce through, thresholds—between countries, past and future, and the threat and security of love.
Paperback, 100 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by CavanKerry Press
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Dana Sweeney
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart swells reading so much of this collection. It feels like porcelain in the mind — delicate, crafted just so, holding in place one small shape out of many possibilities.

In its broadest sense, and to the extent that literature must be classified and filed into catalogues, this is a poetry of immigration & loss & the shame and beauty of queerness. In its truest sense, it is a collection of moments carefully observed and attended to, of a particular life’s pivotal even if banal moments of t
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Jennifer
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
These poems are lavish and lush in detail, every observation ornamented, from the dresses in "At the Bridal Shop" ("sleeves drape / like limp, pressed sheets of candied fruits, / ribbons fluttering pale leaves") to the boy watching other boys climb trees in "Am I Not?" ("that tremulous, salty-skinned boy / who trails like jet stream along bark and anxious leaves"). There's so much pleasure in this collection, Whitmanesque in its expansive embrace of the beloved, the wounded, the world. ...more
Jon Drucker
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Powerful, vulnerable, stunning.
If nothing else, “Vows (for a gay wedding)” is perhaps the most beautiful thing I have ever read.
Caroliena Cabada
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Home, family, bodies, memory. These poems are clear and lyrical, leaving lasting impressions on the reader as they navigate the spaces Legaspi opens up in the lines.
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Voluptuous was used to describe these and that feels right, sensuous, but also with threats of danger: I hold my breath to see what will come next, if the moment will survive.
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