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Staff Pick

Both this book and I Remember by Joe Brainard use the deceptively simple "I remember" repetition to build the details of these authors' lives — Brainard, a gay man growing up in Oklahoma in the '50s, and Allison, a gay black man growing up in Florida in the '80s. There are so many moments that will be familiar to a reader's own memory and so many that will be revelations. Both books are sweet, funny, deeply human, and sometimes shocking inspirations.
Recommended by Kevin S., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Poetry. LGBT Studies. African American Studies. Inspired by the underground classic I REMEMBER by Joe Brainard, Shane Allison takes us on a fragmented, lustful, and poetic tour of his life, from a turbulent childhood in Florida to his life in New York City. Allison's book is an epic poem/memoir full of frozen moments that capture a sexual, cultural, and emotional coming of age.

"Shane Allison taps directly into memory, like a faucet pushed into a maple tree to procure the sweet syrup. Sexy things, embarrassing things, the ugly and the fraught, the things of the child and the things of the man, all pour out in profusion. His testimony—of bullying, racism, and casual homophobia, but also the best rimjob he ever had—has the power to dismantle centuries of chains, the crippling superego."—Kevin Killian

About the Author

Shane Allison has published stories and poems in countless magazines and journals. He has also edited numerous anthologies of queer writing and is the author of the collections Black Fag (Future Tense Books, 2004, out of print), I Want to Eat Chinese Food Off Your Ass (Propaganda Press, 2008), and Slut Machine (Rebel Satori Press, 2011).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781892061416
Author:
Allison, Shane
Publisher:
Future Tense Books
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
General Poetry
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
110

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Both this book and I Remember by Joe Brainard use the deceptively simple "I remember" repetition to build the details of these authors' lives — Brainard, a gay man growing up in Oklahoma in the '50s, and Allison, a gay black man growing up in Florida in the '80s. There are so many moments that will be familiar to a reader's own memory and so many that will be revelations. Both books are sweet, funny, deeply human, and sometimes shocking inspirations.

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