Troubling the Line

The first-ever collection of poetry by trans and genderqueer writers.

The first of its kind, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, gathers together a diverse range of 55 poets with varying aesthetics and backgrounds. In addition to generous samples of poetry by each trans writer, the book also includes “poetics statements”—reflections by each poet that provide context for their work covering a range of issues from identification and embodiment to language and activism.

Poets include Amir Rabiyah, Samuel Ace, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Micha Cardenas, kari edwards, Duriel Harris, Joy Ladin, Dawn Lundy Martin, Eileen Myles, Trish Salah, Max Wolf Valerio, John Wieners, Kit Yan, and more.

"Escape Artist," "Cactus Flower," "The City of Humble Astonishment," "Prayers for My 17th Chromosome," "When He Died on Ash Wednesday," "Misfits, Rebels, and Electricity" by Amir Rabiyah in Troubling the Line: Trans/Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, 2013