Perhaps a bit late, but I thought I would write up a little background about "Bird Chooses to Make a Habitat of Heart," published in March 2021 in Impossible Archetype issue 9.
"To see a man / My man / Invisible man / I plan accidentally to / meet every day"
”I’m dazzled by headlights / while flaming forest fire sits / smug on my couch under my roof / smoking up his coming out to me / like its air itself. He told me over the phone. / He’s here now. I pull from the breast / pocket of my work shirt a folded list / of questions I wrote.”
Lisa Williamson's wonderful The Art of Being Normal explores the complicated and emotional coming-of-age of two English teenagers.
With issue 11, Jonathan diversifies from fiction written by gay men to fiction written "by self-identified queer writers from all across the LGBTQ spectrum." I haven't read the previous ten issues, but the quality of the stories in issue 11 convinces me to purchase the back issues and also look forward to upcoming issues.
This is the time to enjoy the way things used to be or are currently, before everything changes due to technology. A day of physical book making followed by watching VOD.
A long time ago when I lived in Rochester, New York, I stupidly wrote a letter to a coworker and mailed it to his home. It was not really a love letter, but it might as well have been.