This post is the first of a weekly series. I (Emery) will be recommending pieces of art/writing/etc (by both established and amateur creators) I have discovered on the Internet. If you've seen anything particularly fabulous, don't hesitate to submit it to me by sending a PM to my personal DW - idothisallthetime.
An enormous collection of queer love poems from Valentine's Day 2012. I'm still making my way through them. There's a wide range of voices, stories and relationships here. The writing is seriously fucking astonishing, oh man. It's like a box of chocolates with only the good ones in it.
Poems Written in 15 Minutes and Late at Night #1 by Calamity Mitchell.
Short, witty, adorable & surprising. Made me grin and make a funny squealy noise.
Forfeit by Sean Anderson
An eloquent and angry ode to the experiences of young gay men. I love the stream-of-consciousness run-on sentences. Andersen has a confident and powerful voice. Trigger Warning: Violent imagery. Sexual imagery. Discussion of homophobia. Usage of a homophobic slur.
PASTICHE FEMINISM VISION BOARD by ~robynriley
See Through by Andrea Gibson
A consistently good performer. I have mixed feelings about Andrea sometimes and the hero-worship she receives in queer communities - after all, she's a skinny white "androgynous" lesbian who often writes about Christianity. Regardless, I can't deny I love this poem. There are names and faces behind our apathy.
FEMINISM by ~BellaJaneGypsy
Sibande has created life-size sculptures and photographic prints of her creation, "Sophie". Really impressive & striking.
Liquorice by Azeala Banks
If you don't think music videos are art, I'm concerned you're not living in the 21st century. Azealia Banks' new video for Licorice is fucking amazing/badass/sexy/powerful/
That's all for this week, honeybuns. Tell me about your feelings in the comments! Which of these wonderful things are your faves?
Yours in Love and Rage,