More Sure (Paperback)

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More Sure (Paperback)

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A book of poems and augmentations, recording instances of love, self-realization, and recovery in non-binary, queer, and autistic lives.


In their stunning debut collection, A. Light Zachary draws power from a vision of life―especially queer and neurodivergent life―as a journey of continuous self-realization. These poems record the experience of locating oneself over and over again, within gender, language, family, labour, sexuality, fear, and love. Reaching back to claim queer space in the oldest Western canon, Zachary interrupts famous quotations from ancient Greek and Roman thinkers, asking: what advice might Juvenal or Seneca have handed down to non-binary citizens? Elsewhere, in concise and fluid verses that draw from punk rock and quantum physics, they ground the work firmly in the present. Come: invade the alien. Evade with the coyote. These poems propose a certain supremacy: in these unending journeys of discovery and alienation, "we become more sure of who we are than you."

A. Light Zachary is a writer, editor, and artist who was recently awarded fellowships for their poetry by the Lambda Literary Foundation and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Their previous publications include a novella, The End, by Anna (Metatron, 2016). More Sure is their first book of poems.
Product Details ISBN: 9781551529172
ISBN-10: 1551529173
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 112
Language: English