The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the May discussion of the Queer Poetry Reading Group, featuring Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a finalist for the Triangle Awards, Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. The collection sings a queer disabled femme-of-colour love song filled with hard femme poetics and disability justice. In this volume, Leah Lakshmi maps hard and vulnerable terrains of queer desire, survivorhood, transformative love, sick and disabled queer genius and all the homes we claim and deserve. Autostraddle wrote "Her poems go where other poems so often can’t or won’t ..."
This is a virtual event over zoom. Advance RSVP to [email protected] is required to receive the zoom link. Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you do not need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link, with 10% of your purchase supporting programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or ebook formats.
The discussion is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill and is supported in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.