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How to Identify Yourself with a Wound

 Author: KB Brookins  Category: Poetry  Publisher: Kallisto Gaia Press  Published: January 11, 2022  ISBN: 9781952224133  Pages: 52  Language: English  Tags: Nonbinary AuthorTrans Man / Masc Author |  Alibris  Amazon  Bookshop org  Publisher  Find in a Library

“As KB navigates burning issues of love, identity, race, and enforced gender, bearing witness to how intimacy can be a battleground, a declared truce, or an Eden, How to Identify Yourself with a Wound is never less than compelling and absorbing: ‘Let me tell you the story of a tenderness the world refused to call / beautiful but it lives.’ The powerful lines, the no-holds-barred voice, and risk-taking candor of these dynamic debut poems make the reader hungry for a whole volume.” – Cyrus Cassells, the 2021 Texas Poet Laureate

” Our identities are more than formal structures that can be easily cut and pasted into headline categories like race or gender or sexuality. They are a collection of moments and events that drive us, head first, into the only names left for what we are. KB’s How to Identify Yourself with a Wound is a fresh and energetic examination of the transformative process known as self-inquiry. Without hesitation, KB digs into what is often left unsaid about the internal querying process that leads one to the identity of nonbinary. Readers can expect to witness the origins of an audacious and empowered advocate whose lyric and inquisitiveness bodes well for the future of poetry.” -Faylita Hicks, author of HOODWITCH

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KB Brookins

KB Brookins is a Black, queer, and trans writer, cultural worker, and visual artist from Texas. Their writing is featured in, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Poetry Society of America, Oxford American, and elsewhere. KB’s poetry chapbook How To Identify Yourself...

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