Poetry. African & African American Studies. Latinx Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. California Interest. CROSSBONES ON MY LIFE borrows its title from an invocation by Assotto Saint and honors the memory of snap queens, black lesbians, gay latinos, two-spirit natives, feral city youth, trans icons, and 'round the way girls. This debut chapbook from Mason J. chronicles their first-hand experiences with the HIV pandemic, brown girlhood, and sexuality, urban development/gay meccas, queercore cruising, leather daddies, Ghostship, gender identity, hood life, love, loss of a hometown, and more.
2022 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Best Transgender Poetry