Bluestockings Bookstore Café & Activist Center | Sat. February 1st at 6pm
Robin Gow will read from his debut chapbook about queerness, naming, and identity and celebrate the launch with other trans readers. Moderated by Dani Barnhart. Donations will be collected for Trans Lifeline.
“These witty poems. These serious poems. These poems of desire. These poems of transformation. Thank you Robin Gow for these poems in which you translate Ovid for the contemporary curious. I’ve checked my canoe for snakes, I’ve considered a history of Manus Hirschfield ‘untouched by forward.’ Your Swanson frozen dinners and Grindr and colors and flowers and insects all have names and something else as well: revelation and guidance. In this magnificent collection, Honesysuckle is both a proper name and an imperative.” —Judith Baumel
Preorder Honeysuckle from Finishing Line Press.
Robin Gow lives in Mineola, NY with his partner, his friends, and his dog Gertrude. His poetry has recently received awards from Brooklyn Poets, Negative Capability Press, Brain Mill Press, and Fearsome Creatures. He is an out and proud bisexual transgender man passionate about LGBT issues and he has given LGBT inclusivity trainings at universities and health care networks across the country. When he’s not writing poetry he also loves baking and reading about octopuses. His first full-length collection is forth-coming with Tolsun Books.