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When We Become Weavers
(book cover)

Among The Leaves
(book cover)

Kate Lynn Hibbard

Raymond Luczak

When We Become Weavers:
Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience.

Kate Lynn Hibbard, Editor.
ISBN: 978-0-9798816-6-4
6 x 9 trade paperback.
108 pp. $14.95

Among the Leaves:
Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience
Raymond Luczak, Editor.
ISBN: 978-0-9798816-5-7
6 x 9 trade paperback.
136 pp. $14.95

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Minneapolis, MN 55403-0941

Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience
Kate Lynn Hibbard, Editor

Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience

Raymond Luczak, Editor

for immediate release

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Email: handtype@gmail.com
Phone: 612-424-4042

What does it mean to be queer and Midwestern? In two vastly different anthologies, 35 LGBT poets share their experiences.


About the Anthologies

Squares & Rebels, the LGBT imprint of Handtype Press, is proud to announce the release of Kate Lynn Hibbard's When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience and Raymond Luczak's Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience. The 35 poets in both collections explore in unforgettable ways what it means to grow up lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in the 12 states that comprise the Midwest. Some of the poets include Ching-In Chen, Brent Goodman, Stephen S. Mills, Timothy Murphy, Sheila Packa, Christine Stark, Scott Wiggerman, and Morgan Grayce Willow. These LGBT poetry anthologies are the first of their kind to focus exclusively on the Midwest.

About the Editors

Kate Lynn Hibbard is the author of two books: Sleeping Upside Down, winner of the Gerald Cable Book Award (Silverfish Review Press, 2006) and Sweet Weight (Tiger Bark Press, 2012). She grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and has worked as a secretary, waitress, frozen pizza assembly person, fundraiser, massage therapist, bakery school program manager, and temporary wage slave, but for the past 14 years has been teaching writing and Women's Studies at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She is online at hibbarka.wordpress.com.

Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of 15 books. Titles include How to Kill Poetry (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013), Mute (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2010), and Assembly Required: Notes from a Deaf Gay Life (RID Press, 2009). He grew up as number seven in a family of nine children in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. His novel Men with Their Hands (Queer Mojo, 2009) won first place in the Project: QueerLit 2006 Contest. He is the editor of the gay men's fiction journal Jonathan. In 2005, he relocated to Minneapolis after living 21 years in New York City and Washington, D.C. He is online at www.raymondluczak.com.

Media-Related Information

The editors Kate Lynn Hibbard and Raymond Luczak are available for interviews. Review copies can be requested directly from the publisher. The title will be available in the more popular ebook formats on October 1, 2012.

About Squares & Rebels

Squares & Rebels, an imprint of Handtype Press, focuses on the LGBT experience in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, preferably with a Midwestern connection. Their web site is www.squaresandrebels.com.

About Handtype Press

Handtype Press is a company that showcases the finest literature and art created by signers, Deaf and hearing alike, or about the Deaf or signing experience the world over. Their web site is www.handtype.com.

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