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Announcing Foglifter Press’ first chapbook release:
Girasol by Vianney Casas on sale November 6, 2018

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 creates a dream-like quality, suspending the reader inside a trauma that’s simultaneously in the past and ever-present.

Tender: An anthology in collaboration with the Queer Ancestors Project

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.” 

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Foglifter is currently open for submissions. Please send us your prose, poetry and anything in between. Submissions close December 1st!

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  • UPDATE: We originally stated that the event would go on despite air quality. After further consideration, we’ve decided to postpone the event. We’ll let everyone know ASAP when the new date will be, and we deeply apologize. If you're a reader, be on the lookout for an email from us about rescheduling.

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In a new installment of The Queer Syllabus, @vianneyfriducha writes on the 2017 documentary CHAVELA by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi. https://t.co/V25gygfNb4

Happy Queer Syllabus day from @foglifterpress and @The_Rumpus ! Read the brilliant @vianneyfriducha's piece on the 2017 documentary on Chavela Vargas by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi: https://t.co/gZzaXCcQQR

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