Fourteen Poems: Issue 5, edited by Ben Townley-Canning

Title: Fourteen Poems: Queer Poetry Anthology
Author: Edited by Ben Townley-Canning
Publisher: Fourteen Publishing
Published: 2021
Pages: 44
Format: Paperback

This book was a kind donation from Fourteen Publishing.

We can’t wait for you to read our latest issue, in all its peachy glory. As always, we’ve found the 14 most exciting queer poets in the world. And this issue has – unintentionally – a loose theme of connection. Whether lamenting the dearth of lesbian bars, a longing for lost cruising hook ups during the pandemic or celebrating a citizenship ceremony that brings an international couple together.

As always, our poets are a mix of new writers and established, including some who are nominees for the Lambda Literary poetry prize, Kenyon Review Prize winners and recipients of the Academy of American Poets Prize. They’ve been published in exciting and mainstream publications, including The Paris Review, The Volta, Stone of Madness, The Rialto, Ambit, Impossible Archteype and Poetry.

This issue brings the varied and fascinating world of LGBTQ+ to life. We can’t wait for you to read it.

So, drum roll please, here’s your fourteen poems:

Invocation by Chad Bennett

Blueballs by David Nash

An Episode of Planet Earth on the Dying Habitat of Dyke Bars by Carson Wolfe

Instructions to Get Over Your Ex by Oluwaseun Olayiwola

elegy for a broken condom by Jonathan Kinsman

The Red Onion by Maisie Lawrence

Super Blue Blood Moon Valentine by Andre Bagoo

The Storm Arrives by Jay G Ying

Slow Down by Ben Kline

Icarus Asks by Jory Mickelson

For the sake of argument by Raye Hendrix

One Night Stand by Randall Mann

Postcard from Killarney by Rosamund Taylor

Tiny House by Mark Ward

(Text from Fourteen Poems.)

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