«Queerness is so baked into my identity and my work that it’s impossible to separate it from the other elements. I just try to write for me; I don’t worry about audience because I think that is a recipe for disaster, and for never writing anything. I get happy when baby queers tell me that my book is meaningful to them, though, because it means I’ve written the book I would have wanted to read when I was a young queer kid. I do worry about being ghettoized as “just” a queer writer, even though a lot of my work is about stuff that has nothing to do with queerness. But at the same time, I don’t understand why people don’t want to be described as queer writers. I’m queer as fuck and so are my stories, and there’s nothing I can do about that.» E nulla. La amo così tanto.
Se dovessi indicare il mio modello ideale di scrittura, ora come ora, farei il suo nome. (Continuo a sperare che a mia insaputa qualcuno stia già lavorando a tradurla così potrò mettermi seriamente a spacciarla a chiunque abbia il palato giusto per racconti&ambiguità magnifiche. Ogni tanto faccio un giro su Google, ma finora niente. Incrocio le dita.)
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For the song
I couldn’t recognize in the elevator,
though all I could do was ache.
For the night, which becomes more immense
and depressing and utter
and the voices in it which argue and argue.
For this conflict with the stars.
For ashes. For the wind.
For this emergency we call life.
- an excerpt from Paul Guest's "All-Purpose Elegy"
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Illustration by Ansellia Kulikku. Source image from "St. Nicholas," published in 1873. Digitized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Andy Hunter of @catapultcatapult as Fabio after he was hit by a bird while riding a roller-coaster; @cheemobile with his tote cape (#guernicamag is on that noble cape of literary orgs); woman I don't know dressed like @cherylstrayed and carrying all the books Cheryl took with her on her "Wild" trip. At #electriclit#genreball#halloween
For the women, the study yielded wildly different results. Irrespective of sexual orientation and reported levels of excitement, the women showed physical arousal when watching men with women, women with women, men with men, and even mating bonobo apes.