“It is through this complex grasping, not only of the minutiae of living, but of the minutiae of speaking, that these poems are able to talk about death and loss in the trans community without stooping to pity, without presenting our grief as an item for consumption. The details are heartbreaking, but the voice is unbroken.
I wrote a review of Ryka Aoki‘s book of poems! TL:DR It is very, very good and you should read it. The book, not the review. Although the review is pretty fabulous too :)–Cat Fitzpatrick