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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 […]

The Reality of My Home

When I came out to my brother, he couldn’t understand why I seemed so scared to tell him. To him, it was clear-cut: if I was gay, then that was that, and how could I be any less than perfectly proud and unapologetic? He didn’t understand that every word I managed was laced with the […]