Genre: Poetry

  • Far From Atlantis: Poems

    Far From Atlantis: Poems

    What if you felt you didn’t belong where you lived? In Far from Atlantis, Raymond Luczak tells stories of two vastly different worlds: the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which often looks like an island on the map, and the fabled island of Atlantis.  While recounting his troubled childhood as the only deaf person in a large…

  • Chlorophyll: Poems about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

    Chlorophyll: Poems about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

    For many of those who’ve lived there, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can seem like a magical place because nature there feels so potent and, at times, full of mystery. After having grown up there, Raymond Luczak can certainly attest to its mythical powers. In Chlorophyll, he reimagines Lake Superior and its environs as well as…

  • Lunafly: Poems

    Lunafly: Poems

    So many stories … queerly retold. There’s a reason why so many people still debate the Bible, research the history of Greek myths, and resurrect the pagan beliefs co-opted by organized religion. These stories are filled with characters who’ve never gone away even in our modern times. Lunafly retells many of these stories, often through…

  • once upon a twin: poems

    once upon a twin: poems

    What if you had a twin? When Raymond Luczak was growing up deaf in a hearing Catholic family of nine children, his mother shared conflicting stories about having had a miscarriage after—or possibly around—the time he was conceived. As an elegy to his lost twin, this book asks: If he had a twin, just how…

  • Bokeh Focus

    Bokeh Focus

    With Bokeh Focus, Raymond Luczak trains his photographer’s eye as a gay man upon his subjects and examines the impact of imagery on one’s own identity.

  • Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman

    Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman

    Where the heck have you been, Walt Whitman? Walt Whitman, author of Leaves of Grass, was born in 1819. The Stonewall riots happened 150 years later. On the bicentennial of Whitman’s birth and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, over 80 poets pay homage to not only Walt Whitman, but also to queer poets and queer…

  • A Babble of Objects: Poems

    A Babble of Objects: Poems

    If objects could talk, what sort of things would they say? Through a rapid series of short poems Raymond Luczak, author of seven acclaimed poetry collections such as Mute (A Midsummer Night’s Press) and The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips (Squares & Rebels), imagines the inner lives of inanimate objects. We learn what it’s like to…

  • The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips

    The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips

    In The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips, Raymond Luczak recounts his unrequited love for a gardener while examining how Walt Whitman (1819–1892) lived as a gay man 150 years before. Inspired by the earthy passions abundant in Whitman’s work and the vast social changes between his era and ours, the story becomes…

  • QDA: A QUEER DISABILITY ANTHOLOGY!

    QDA: A QUEER DISABILITY ANTHOLOGY!

    Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics by 48 writers from around the world, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology proves that intersectionality isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a penetrating and unforgettable look into the hearts and souls of those defiant enough to explore their own vulnerabilities and demonstrate their own strengths. “Queer sexuality and disability places…

  • How to Kill Poetry

    How to Kill Poetry

    With the ghosts of Emily Dickinson, Arthur Rimbaud, Sappho, and Walt Whitman leading the way, How to Kill Poetry showcases a highly selective overview of Western civilization poetic development from its oral traditions to the silence of pixels. The narrative then jumps 200 years into the future where the unfortunate consequences of global warming create…

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