Call Me by My Other Name
Valerie Wetlaufer (Author)
DescriptionCall Me by My Other Name is a fierce, unforgettable book about bodies and desire. Told in three voices--two historical figures, and a meta-poetic third voice that connects past to present--Wetlaufer's story weaves a brutal narrative of how we are taught to masquerade queer gender and yearning. Deeply affecting, the inventive language of these crucial, well-crafted poems transports at the same time as it transcends, embracing ambiguity, balancing intimacy and reserve. This much-anticipated second book by the Lambda Award-winning writer demonstrates that poetry, at its best, is capable of deliverance.
Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC
March 15, 2016
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.21 inches | 0.0 pounds
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About the Author
Valerie Wetlaufer is a birth doula, teacher, editor, and poet. Born and raised in Iowa, Valerie has since lived in Vermont, Minnesota, Arizona, Paris, Florida, and Utah. Recently returned to Iowa, she is a professor at Kirkwood Community College. Valerie holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah, an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida State University, an MA in Teaching & a BA in French from Bennington College. In 2010, she was a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writers Retreat Fellow. She is the author of MYSTERIOUS ACTS BY MY PEOPLE (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), and the editor of Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women.