Literary Nonfiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Art. Prose by Oliver Pickle. Art by Ruth West. Foreword by Rima Athar. An intergenerational collaboration featuring 78 papercut images from Ruth West's 1984 Thea's Tarot deck, coupled with author Oliver Pickle's contemporary queer interpretations of each card. Tarot, among other occult practices, is enjoying a resurgence in queer communities, but its practitioners often find themselves revising interpretative texts to fit their realities. By embracing an older deck and simultaneously developing current and re-visioned ways of interpreting its images and the cards' meanings in general, SHE IS SITTING IN THE NIGHT, provides an informed, aesthetically strong, accessible book for feminists, queers, and tarot readers new and old.
Beth Maiden @ Autostraddle
After an accidental debut as a professional tarot reader in 2009, Oliver Pickle began doing tarot readings regularly, at bars and in parks and on balconies. At the request of a good friend, Oliver began writing about the Thea's Tarot deck—a process that was at once prolonged and fruitful. Oliver is, more generally, a Montreal-based, trans- identified writer, publisher, and editor. Their work has appeared in Lambda Award-winning The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard (Topside Press, 2012) and make/shift magazine, among other publications. Oliver released Gays in the Workplace in 2011 and is currently working on a book of short stories.Author City: MONTREAL, QC CAN