By | June 23, 2017
Bodymap Author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
ISBN-10 1927494508
ISBN-13 9781927494509
Year 2015-05-01
Pages 112
Language English
Publisher Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers
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Bodymap continues Leah s meditation on survival and what it means to be a queer woman of colour in North America while also striving to document small moments of the body s resistance and legacy Bodymap is divided into five sections Evidence opens with poems that document transformative love and desire through a queer partnership s evolution and dissolution Crip World contains poems exploring sick and disabled queer experience through body stories Hard Girls is a mapping of tough femininity in the bodies of the poet s lovers and comrades Wrong Is Not Yours contains the political from the struggles of friends crossing the border to the choice made in claiming a Sri Lankan name What kind of ancestor do you want to be The final section explores ancestry and queer parenting

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