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How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir is a
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gorgeous collection of poetry and prose. She writes about how poetry affected her in the introduction, but that’s as far as her reflection on the style of writing goes. Books

Prostitute’s Poetry

A queer sex worker shares her life

May, 2014

Dawn’s use of line breaks and punctuation (or lack thereof) makes for some powerful phrases. Her word choices are sometimes beautiful, and more often dark and jarring, leaving the reader having to stop between pieces to reflect. They tell stories of her life in the sex trade, of the sex industry more broadly and of […]

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How a misfit came to rule the world

February, 2014

BOOK REVIEW MISFIT FINDS HIS PLACE: Andreas Souvaliotis, author of Misfit, is the perfect cross between hyper and hypnotic. What happens when you take a ridiculously hyperactive kid, provide him with steady and positive influences, introduce him to world famous people and deliver a cutting verbal blow? You create Andreas Souvaliotis, purveyor of Greek culture and music, entrepreneur and visionary. Then you wait to see what will happen next.

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Kevin Lee Burton

The Queer Cree filmmaker

May, 2014

It was while working on a film that Kevin Lee Burton finally began to see Kevin Lee Burton. “I was able to adapt, as a youth, to any situation,” said the Cree multimedia artist and filmmaker. He left his childhood home at God’s Lake Narrows in northern Manitoba at 15. To become an effective social […]

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Destined to stay

December, 2013

BOOKS Dr. Rizi Xavier Timane had a secret. By eight years of age, it was clear that the person who had been born a Nigerian girl was very much a boy.

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