Poetry. LGBT Studies. Asian AmericanStudies. This long-awaited first collection of poetry by queer Sri Lankan writer and spoken-word artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is full of the stories we've been waiting for. Tracing bloodlines from Sri Lanka's civil wars to Brooklyn and Toronto streets, these fierce poems are full of heart and guts, telling raw truths about brown girl border crossings before and after 9/11, surviving abuse, mixed-race journeys and high femme rebellions. Consensual Genocide celebrates our survival and marks our rebel memories into history. "Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's words leap off the page—urgent, sumptuous writing that demands, and deserves, a wide audience. I'm listening"—Anna Camilleri.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the author of two poetry collections published by TSAR Publications, LOVE CAKE (2011), winner of the Lambda Award, and BODYMAP (2015). Her poems have appeared in Prism International, SAMAR, Jaggery, glittertongue, AS:US, Locked Horn, Nepatlera, and 580 Split. She's also performed at NYU Pride Week, Carleton University, Ottawa, University of Toronto, and gave keynote performance at UC Riverside's TABLA conference of queer and trans students. She continues to tour and perform widely. In 2013, she was named one of the Autostraddle Alternative Hot Queer 105.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA