Butch Geography


SKU: 9781936797257
Author: Waite, Stacey
Publication Date: 01/31/2013
Publisher: Tupelo Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Poetry. LGBT Studies. In her Los Angeles Review of Books essay Who Is Who: Pronouns, Gender, and Merging Selves, Dana Levin describes Stacey Waite’s fusion of gender identities: Pseudonyms, heteronyms, personae, all the ventriloquizing literary arts; point of view and tonal shifts: these are tools for speakers and speaking. But the sentence too has a voice: ‘i will not be the kind of boy who can not bear the memory of her body’… This is [Waite’s] genius…to take innocuous syntactical phrasing and change the players mid-sentence–to get around English’s pronominal either/or by creating a syntactical both/and….