We’ve Always Been Here, Fighting | Poetry Foundation

For the past four years, I’ve edited Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, published by Lambda Literary. In May, the journal appeared as a print anthology that surveys nearly 100 years of queer poets of color, beginning with the Harlem Renaissance. In celebration of Pride month, I’ve invited ten contributors from the book to write about queer poets of color and the works that connect them to a shared queer heritage. The prompt I posed to each of them: “Discuss the meaning of Pride as it relates to the Stonewall Riots, the Compton Cafeteria Riots, or other queer movements against state violence. Also, please mention any queer poems of resistance, rebellion, or pride that give you hope.”

Source:  We’ve Always Been Here, Fighting | Poetry Foundation

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