Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. MEET ME THERE is a paired republication of Normal Sex (Firebrand Books, 1994) and Home in three days. Don't wash. (Hard Press, 1996). In the present edition, the texts are accompanied by a new introduction and poem by Samuel Ace, and by a collection of short essays and reflections on Ace and Smukler's poetics. MEET ME THERE brings together Ace/Smukler's remarkable explorations of the interplay of language, desire, sex, and identity, and repositions this work, 25 years later, in the midst of burgeoning contemporary conversations about gender, sexuality, sociality, language, politics, and poetics. MEET ME THERE is the third work in Belladonna*'s Germinal Texts Series, which seeks to trace feminist avant-garde histories and the poetic lineages they produce.
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Samuel Ace is a trans and genderqueer poet and sound artist, and the author of several books, most recently OUR WEATHER OUR SEA (Black Radish Books, 2019), MEET ME THERE: NORMAL SEX & HOME IN THREE DAYS DON'T WASH., a re-issue of his first two books (Belladonna* Germinal Texts), and STEALTH with poet Maureen Seaton (Chax). He is the recipient of the Astraea Lesbian Writers and Firecracker Alternative Book awards, as well as a two-time finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and the National Poetry Series. Recent work can be found in Poetry, PEN America, Best American Experimental Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies. He currently teaches poetry and creative writing at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts.Author City: SOUTH HADLEY, MA USA