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Grace

Original Sonnet and Illustration by Sarah Jensen     One night while I was sound asleep in bed Your grace and kindness slipped into my dream, And though these thoughts of you so pain my head, I know my love is more than it may seem. In sleep your gentle arms have held me close, […]

OutWrite’s Queer Lit Column: Desire, Dream and Magic in Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

  This review of Zami is the first in our series of investigating classic queer literature, forming an OutWrite Archive of novels, poetry, and memoir that our staff believes everyone should read.      In the acknowledgements, Audre Lorde tells the reader the structure of Zami. She says, “From the bottom of my heart I thank each […]

Heartbreak: An OutWrite Illustration

The first in a series of standalone illustrations from Staff Illustrator and Writer Austin Wang.  “Heartbreak” from Bridegroom   This piece was inspired by the documentary Bridegroom, which revolved around the story of Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone. It is told from Shane’s perspective, starting from his childhood leading to his meeting and relationship […]

Meaningful Beauty

Beauty is an extremely ambiguous value. That’s right, I said it. Beauty is an ideal that we cannot truly depict. Think about it: how can a person state that something they deem to be beautiful is more aesthetically pleasing than the preferences of another person? We merely don’t hold the power to make that decision, […]