Something to Declare
Good Lesbian Travel Writing
Edited by Gillian Kendall
“A major contribution to how queer folk live, love, and travel through this world.”—Tim Miller, performer and author of Body Blows and 1001 Beds
Editor Gillian Kendall has brought together in Something to Declare a collection of impressionistic, literary travel essays that explore the sense of place and the pull of wanderlust, and reveal what happens when a traveler follows her heart. On these pages, established and emerging lesbian travel writers present accounts ranging from the poetic and internal to the exhilarating and life-altering.
Rather than reporting on places to stay, local fare, or politics, these women share personal stories of exploration and adventure... Whether set in Italian changing rooms, a Cadillac hearse, an ashram, a medieval labyrinth, a wheelchair, or a kayak, and whether amid Japanese typhoons, Caribbean rain, or rare Irish sunshine, Something to Declare offers stories of reflection, challenge, and growth.
Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems
edited by Gerry LaFemina
This anthology is designed to let poets take you with them on their journeys-from the Bronx into Manhattan, into Queens and Brooklyn (sorry Staten Island-we can't take a subway to get to you). Performance poets and formalists, lyric poets and experimentalists, all of us are on board. Some of us are meditating on what we've seen, others are telling stories, but each of us is having the experience.
Sample poems and audio clips available online:
The Inquisitive Eater: http://inquisitiveeater.com/2014/10/07/tasting/
The 2River View: http://www.2river.org/2RView/17_4/poems/parker.html
B O D Y: Poetry. Prose. Word: http://bodyliterature.com/tag/suzanne-parker-poems/
Drunken Boat: http://www.drunkenboat.com/db17/suzanne-parker
Ghost Town: http://ghosttownlitmag.com/suzanne-parker
Connotation Press: An Online Artifact:
Literary Bohemian: http://www.literarybohemian.com/poetry/poem/four-poems-by-Suzanne-Parker/