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"Until The Cows Come Home" is small collection of poems centering around the transformative nature of self discovery and survival as a trans person in the world. The writing is autobiographical, and the narratives are skewed by trauma or envelop trauma as a means to go on.
"My doctor tells me that taking hormones
is described as a second puberty,
and I don’t say that I hope I’ll be taller this time.
Don’t say how I hope my skin will be a delicate thing
a poisonous flower, call me by my other names,
call me wisteria, foxglove, rhododendron.
If the world is trying to consume me whole
than it should be prepared to feel
death in it’s body live a good harvest."
- A Poisonous Thing
48 pages, 16 poems, measuring 4.25"x7", perfect bound with a silk laminate cover.
Alain Ginsberg is an agender writer and performer from Baltimore City, MD, whose work focuses on narratives of gender, sexuality and mental health and the ways the those stories adapt around lived experience and trauma. Their work has been featured or is forthcoming from Pressure Gauge, Black Heart Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, and elsewhere. Alain is a 2016 Write Bloody Finalist, and tours the country biannually with their work. Outside of writing and performing they are most commonly found riding a bike, or looking at stones.
Cover art by khambrick.com
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