The Impossible Beast: Queer Erotic Poems



ISBN-13: 978-1-949553-01-7
ISBN-10: 1-949553-01-9
98 pages
8.5×11 trim
black on cream paper

2 in stock

SKU: TIB-PQE-Anthology Categories: , ,


Queer sexuality and relationships: complicated, beautiful, painful, fabulous. From The Impossible Beast’s oceanic birth in the still and contemplative occult-inflected eye for detail of Robyn Marie Pickens’s “Moving In”, an electric current carries the reader through many more voices, all singing, shouting, moaning, chanting the LGBTQ+ experience of the body, sex, love, and identity. Listen to this enthralling anthology’s song from our community’s own collective mouth.” –Leigh Knauz, MFA

“When you read The Impossible Beast, you’ll need to wet your lips and embrace mess. The queer aesthetics captured in these poems revolve around viscera, dripping juices, and sticky stains culminating in a text that is liberatory. Readers will be swept into concentric queer realms ranging from the bottom of the ocean to the pages of a comic book, from the silver screen to computer code, outer space, and beyond. As you read this expertly-curated collection, let yourself be “ground into sand” and redefined on queer terms (“Temples of Venus”).” –Rita Mookerjee, Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Iowa State University


Robyn Maree Pickens
Robert Julius
Jeremiah Moriarty
Morgan Nitz
Kwasi Shade
Tyler Orion
Teddy G. Goetz
Aidan Forster
Andrea Abi-Karam
Valyntina Grenier
Bailey Cohen
Jada Allen
Khalisa Rae
Andy Winter
Liz Hart
Marina Carreira
Robin Gow
Essa May Ranapiri
Shaina Phenix
Ally Ang
Mateo Lara
Jessica Sabo
Sossity Chiricuzio
John Q. Mars
Lora Kinkade
Flower Conroy
Travis Chi Wing Lau
Oleander Venzon
James Penha
Robert Carr
Dan Ajamo
Melissa Cannon
Sarah Summerson
Jendi Reiter
Meg E. Griffitts


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