Most of my favorite poetry books are those with a strong concept, and this book is an exceptional example of that. Through a blend of traditional poems, and those based on memories, stories, and other forms, Happy LGBTQ Wrath Month lays out the inspiring journey of a queer person struggling with accepting themselves. The author has an effervescent magical touch in his free approach to structure and in his handling of numerous personal subjects, whether they be joyful or tragic. I especially love how the table of contents is also a poem; the vulnerability of the middle part exploring his childhood recollections; and finally, the tone of cathartic resolution in poems at the end. I'm glad this book came into existence and I fully encourage you to take the plunge into its pages! Recommended By Nicholas Y., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Happy LGBTQ Wrath Month is a poetry filled labor of love to all queer people in the world. No matter your journey with sexuality, this book takes my lived experience overcoming religious induced shame and years of ex-gay therapy to offer a literary catharsis.
About the Author
Timothy Arliss O'Brien is an interdisciplinary artist in music composition, writing, and visual arts. He has premiered music with The Astoria Music Festival, Cascadia Composers, and Sound of Late’s 48 hour Composition Competition. He has also self-published several novels, and has written for Look Up Records (Seattle), Our Bible App, and Deep Overstock: The Bookseller’s Journal.