Poetry. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Transgender Poetry. Through a combination of lyric, narrative, & fractured essay, SYMPATHETIC LITTLE MONSTER attempts to make a space & a shape for the little girl who haunts our cultural/ personal narratives about blackness & transmasculinity. As a trans coming-of-age text the work is intensely inward-focused, but it resists the imperative of linear autobiography. Instead, it uses the personal as a tool to explore what kind of thing a "self" is, its relation to trauma & objectification, & its capacity to be multiple.
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Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of the chapbook TRANSIT (Button Poetry, 2015), and the collection SYMPATHETIC LITTLE MONSTER (Ricochet Editions, 2015), which was named a finalist for the National Poetry Series. He is a Cave Canem Fellow, on staff at Muzzle Magazine, and currently a doctoral candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. Author City: PALO ALTO, CA USA