Imagoes touches on the queer experience from infacy to its bloom. Collectively, these poets have been published internationally. The group boasts a few MFA's, Cave Canem and Watering hole fellows. This book provides insight on the queer experience in the United States and at least one foreign country. They delve into first experiences, disrespect, rejection, acceptance and love.
I appreciate this book for creating a tangible spaces where new and lesser-known queer voices can be heard. The poems were mostly not my preferred style as I am not into slam-style verse; readers who enjoy slam poetry might really enjoy this book.
This book is personal, political and will make some people uncomfortable. It's raw and honest. There is a message here we all need heed. We are all human and at the end of the day and we live our lives with the same expectations and desires this life can afford us. Be kind to your neighbors show them empathy.
I really enjoyed the variety of poems and short stories. The range of voices represent all walks of life and that may be the unseen beauty of this book. It's diversity.