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Some Animal
Ely Shipley

Publication date: April 3, 2018



Nightboat
2018 • 120 pp. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - Gay & Lesbian

$16.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-79-3



A new cross-genre collection that engages historical and personal explorations of gender and self

Aligned with queer theories of temporality, fragments of memoir rub against the language of psychiatric and medical regimes at the site of a body that does not conform to a gender binary. Some Animal draws out dream-like and supernatural resonances between the literature of pathology and experiences of gender dysphoria.

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“Not only a tremendous gift to those of us who are trans-masculine (and my god, what an ‘enormous relief comes with the realization / that others recognize one’s experience’) but for anyone who has ever felt ‘all alone inside / a riddle.’ Yes, YES may all of our animals find one another in the tender sear of this writing—disobeying borders in order to live in the love between.”—TC Tolbert



ELY SHIPLEY is the author of Boy with Flowers, winner of the Barrow Street Press book prize and the Thom Gunn Award. He teaches at Western Washington University.



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