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Arc Poetry Magazine 94: Arc’s Spring 2021 Issue

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Welcome to the polymorphous per verse, a special issue of Arc devoted to poetry by trans, Two Spirit, non-binary and gender non-conforming writers.

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In the words of issue 94’s co-guest editor Trish Salah, “we did not wish to prescribe or presume a thematics, poetics or politics— in different and overlapping ways Two-Spirit, non-binary and trans people know all about gatekeeping at the level of language: colonial tongues, pronominal and autobiographical imperatives, normative gender scripts, speaking privileges alternately contingent upon performing respectability, idealization or trauma – whatever calms the anxieties of a liberal, white, settler, and/or non-trans audience.”

And as co-guest editor Ali Blythe adds, “many people spend so much of their life figuring out the bodily form, coming to understand its right to existence, learning to move against a tide of cultural constraint that it takes up much of the time we have on this earth.”

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So, get ready to dive in:

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