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Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride
Zenith Bookstore hosts a reading and signing by contributors and editors to this exciting new collection at the start of Duluth-Superior Pride week. In Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride, 44 LGBTQIA+ voices provide a vibrant, necessary, and dazzling component of Minnesota’s cultural and historical fabric.
Since its beginnings in 1993, the Queer Voices reading series has featured both emerging and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community. With a track record of more than twenty years, the series has become a national model and one of Minnesota’s most important literary institutions. It is reputed to be the longest-running curated queer reading series in the country.
In this volume, series curators John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins and facilitator Lisa Marie Brimmer present the finest poetry, fiction and nonfiction pieces by the presenters. Their work explores the material of life without internal or external censorship. Living, loving, working, learning, playing, reflecting, knowing, inventing and being—these magnificent queer voices affirm the importance of civil literacy and the power of vulnerability.