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Exactly as I Am

 Author: Rae White  Category: Poetry  Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)  Published: January 1, 2022  ISBN: 0702265497  Pages: 136  Language: English  Tags: Nonbinary Author |  Alibris  Amazon  Publisher  Find in a Library

let me tell you
how to lean gently on
one another without
rocking sideways.

Rae White’s compelling second poetry collection Exactly As I Am rises from their lived experience as a non-binary transgender person. Their gloriously defiant, unruly poems dissect and scrutinise the spaces transgender people are both assigned and denied in society, through unflinching explorations of gender identity, gender discrimination and gender euphoria. These bracing poems lean towards you, hold out their hand and offer you: a connection, a community, an emboldened call to action.

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Rae White

Rae White is a non-binary transgender poet, writer and zinester. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth won 2017 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and commended in the 2018 Anne Elder Award. Rae’s...

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