What do magpies have to do with LGBTQ+ poetry?
Image by Frank Duffy, Design Jeremy Dixon
We are now in a position to announce the lineup for Joy//Us: Poems of Queer Joy, which we are publishing to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17th May 2024.
It’s been a long process, starting in January last year with our first announcement and discussion of what we were looking for, followed by workshops and submissions, shortlisting and then a weekend of shifting printouts about on the big table, making the anthology as joyful and queer as we can.
our poets are…
Elizabeth Chadwick Pywell
Garnett ‘Ratte’ Frost
Khakan Qureshi, BEM
Tanya Erin Sheehan
We are thrilled and proud to be working with these wonderful writers, and have lots of events in the planning. We are going to have to crowdfund to achieve those events, as we didn’t get ACE funding and we don’t expect people to travel far, for no recompense. That’s for the new year, in the meantime, you can help by getting your order in early, so we know how many to print. The bigger the initial order, the cheaper the unit cost and the more there is left to get out and about with this wonderful book.