I have a friend who is a poet. His name is Harley Arthel. He is also trans. He is also an activist. He is in many ways who I’d like to be when I grow up.
This is his book. It’s a series of ghazals, which are an Arabic form of poetry, that he wrote after studying with my academic advisor and mentor, the poet Suzanne Gardinier. (Suzanne works a lot with ghazals. One time, she wrote a book of 101 of them.)
I am a very lucky person who has amazing queer poets in his life. Consider this an offer to share some of them with you.