We are putting this anthology together because your words matter. Our lives matter. The bodies of trans and genderqueer people becoming. Becoming voice.
The work submitted for this anthology was overwhelmingly important and beautiful. Inspiring and necessary. Because we are committed to foregrounding the best work being done by trans and genderqueer authors and making that available as widely as possible, we have decided to include 50 authors in the print Anthology of Trans and Genderqueer Poetry. We are also putting together a Trans and Genderqueer Poetry online feature for EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts that will feature the work of 20 additional trans and genderqueer poets. This will essentially be a supplement to the anthology, and its release will coordinate with the release of the book (late fall 2012).
We are thrilled with the quality of the work and are so excited to begin editing, organizing, and designing the book and online supplement. We are blessed to be so totally immersed in some f*ing brilliant writing by this phenomenal trans and genderqueer community we get to be a part of. Thank you, again and again, for sending in your work. For your faith in the project and in us, as editors.
May this be only the beginning of trans and genderqueer anthologies. Of trans and genderqueer online poetry hubs. Of trans and genderqueer poetry readings, slams, salons. On and on!