Hi everyone! Apologies for disappearing again. But I’ve been buried in work for Lucky Bastard Press. Including—YES!—that secret anthology that I’ve been pretty bad at keeping under wraps. THE HYSTERIA ANTHOLOGY! An entire book of work by female and nonbinary writers reflecting on the experience of being in the female and/or nonbinary body.
I can’t believe it’s finally happening. This anthology is one of the biggest undertakings of my career thus far. And, appropriately, some of the most awesome people I’ve ever worked with are a part of it.
Francesca Lia Block. Judith Ortiz Cofer. Rita Dove. Lesléa Newman. Patricia Smith. Natasha Trethewey.
I CAN’T EVEN.
Watch this space. Instead of my usual National Poetry Month festivities (I know y’all dig those, but I am still recovering from the whole kidney thing) I’ll be releasing news on the anthology over the next month.
Yes, soon, we will post the entire contributors list here. The list includes national, state, and city laureates. Winners of prizes like the O. Henry and the Pulitzer. Writers for whom this is their first publication and writers that I can’t even believe I tricked into appearing in a small press anthology.
HYSTERIA is approximately 180 pages of F U PATRIARCHY. We can literally throw the book at the system. And it’s coming in May.
If you want to help us out, I really hope you’ll check out our Indiegogo campaign. Lucky Bastard Press and I set this up so that we can pay our writers at a better rate, get some cash money to amazing cover artist Jodie Wynne, and possibly fund some HYSTERIA events in various cities.
So that’s what I’m up to. And I’ll be unravelling more details on this project in due time. Meanwhile, I really do hope you’ll pop on over to Indiegogo. I promise—you’re going to LOVE this book.