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Our e-book collections
In addition to our biannual literary journal, Foglifter Press publishes books and chapbooks by emerging and established LGBTQ+ writers. In recent years, we have collaborated with other queer-minded organizations and collectives to showcase the amazing writers and artists of the queer and trans communities and enrich the writing world with more LGBTQ+ stories and experiences.
Congo, seen from the heavens
Congo, seen from the heavens is a collection of poems that journeys through not often told history from the Congolese and Black diaspora to deliver its warnings, lament, and hopes. From the perspective of a refugee, this book addresses the complex relationships between home and survival while rooting itself in the reminder that we are [our] “ancestor’s best outcome.”
The Way Back
Told through direct and deceptively simple language, Edward Gunawan’s hybrid collection The Way Back confronts the legacy of inherited and inflicted traumas as a queer Asian immigrant. Blending memoiristic prose and spoken-word poetics to navigate himself through the choppy post-colonial cross-currents of diasporic identity, sexuality, and transnationality, he invites all of us to chart our own true course back to self, to love, to home.
fist of wind
fist of wind by nefertiti asanti is a lyrical testimony that centers the Black body as a site of healing and transformation. This chapbook/collection of poetry explores the lived experience of menstruation marked by pain and the liminal existence of Black folk as magical and mortal. fist of wind draws from magical realism to ask: If pain is information, what does individual and collective Black pain tell us about our world and about ourselves? How do we embody healing in this lifetime and beyond?
Home is Where You Queer Your Heart
New anthology from Foglifter Press explores the complex and varied meanings of ‘home’ through poetry and prose from LGBTQ+ authors around the country, informed by the need and desire to create ‘chosen families’ and how those can be disrupted and inspired by gentrification and displacement.
Still Here San Francisco : Anthology
In Still Here San Francisco: an Anthology of Queer and Trans People Raised in San Francisco, survivors of displacement and other results of gentrification and oppression find their voice and tell stories of survival. Still Here San Francisco is an annual performance and cultural documentation project that reveals the experiences of Queer/LGBTQI2S+ individuals raised in San Francisco and still living in San Francisco/Bay Area. Each year, the annual show is one of the most popular parts of the National Queer Arts Festival in June.
Flower of Ancestry : Queer Ancestors Project Anthology
Flower of Ancestry, named for its cover art by Shannon Prasad, features work by 20 creative writing and printmaking students: al aguas, Brea Weinreb, Destiny Evans, Fernando Miguel, Gato Gucumatz, Isabel Treviño, Keira, Kimiko Goeller, Lia Dun, madhvi trivedi-pathak, Marina Claveria, Mateo Sánchez Morales, Maya Salcido, Nidhi Parixit Velani, Queen Sen Sen, Ruby Harrison-Clay, Satän, Shannon Prasad, Shō Nakashima, and Takara Campbell, with creative writing director Celeste Chan and Queer Ancestors Project artistic director Katie Gilmartin.
Tender : Queer Ancestors Project Anthology
In these pages, students of the Queer Ancestors Project respond to their ancestors through original writing and art. Sylvia Rivera compels us to stay and fight, speaking to poets “becoming trans femme.” Friends fallen to suicide, “mute ash,” and Guan Yin offer queer elegies, poems to transform trauma. Serpent women, genderqueer mermaids, and glitter crusted love found in the sea, sky, and clubs queerly remind us of our community’s defiance, beauty, survival, and creativity. Declarations of self-love combat silence, and the real life struggles of poverty, isolation, migration, homo/transphobia. Arranged in conversation, Tender forms a stirring collective. We must never forget, as student Jose Francisco says in “Rise”: “we hold the power to shape the future, and, together, to shake these walls down.”
Girasol, by Vianney Casas
Vianney Casas’s debut poetry chapbook Girasol ushers readers into a sensuous, menacing landscape where physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries dissolve and reform in unexpected, profound ways. With minimal punctuation, shifts in tense, and deft weaving of English and Spanish, Girasol has a dream-like quality, suspending the reader inside a trauma that’s simultaneously in the past and ever-present.