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Lyric Sexology Vol. 1

by (author) Trish Salah

Metonymy Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2017
Women Authors, LGBT, Canadian
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Largely written before the current cultural visibility of trans lit, Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 is Salah's prescient contribution to a canon of self-determined literature that explores transness. In this case, the author sidesteps the "I" in the text and instead draws on archives--sexological, anthropological, psychological, among others--to demonstrate the shifting and shifty nature of our identities, affiliations, and narratives.

This 2017 edition is the first to be published in Canada and features four new poems and a new cover design by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li.

About the author

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of Wanting in Arabic (TSAR 2002, 2013) and Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (Roof 2014, Metonymy 2017) and co-editor of special issues of Canadian Review of American Studies 35.2 (2005) and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 1.4 (2014). The 2013 edition of Wanting in Arabic won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction. At the University of Winnipeg she organized the conferences Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres. Currently an assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen's University, she is a member of the editorial boards of TSQ, Eoagh, and Topia.

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  • Short-listed, The Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

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