Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. The most prominent gay trans poet in America's debut collection is now available for wide distribution. For Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, simply surviving in a world that hates women is a feat, and loving and being loved an act of defiance. This painful & personal book, brimming with darkness and hope, artfully balances how difficult being alive can be—the feeling of everything, all at once, crumbling—but also why we all keep doing it. Equal parts radical, raw, and soft, in this second edition of I'M ALIVE. IT HURTS. I LOVE IT. (now with brand new poems) it is softness that saves us.
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been published in Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, Denver Quarterly, Lambda Literary, PEN America, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is the author of THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS (CCM 2016), Outside Of The Body There Is Something Like Hope (Big Lucks 2018), and I'M ALIVE. IT HURTS. I LOVE IT. (Big Lucks Books, 2019).Author City: RIVERSIDE, CA USA