So. Almost a year ago, I vague-blogged about having two of my poems accepted to an anthology, and how I’d been crying about it because the acceptance meant so much to me.
That anthology is Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry, and the pieces that were accepted were: “First Time” – which was originally self-published in my chapbook, Figures – and “Dollymop”, which is a piece from my Femme Glosa Project, and which riffs on Trish Salah’s “Diagnostic Detour; III”.
I love Irene Wilder’s “Meat”, Kay Kassirer’s “Sex Work Client”, Strawberry’s “3 Strong Pairs of Hands”, Jasbina Justice’s “Witch, always.”, Naomi Sayers’ “A Memory I Need to Talk About”, Gregory Scofield’s “the dancer (club mix)”. I’m overjoyed, and mildly amazed, to be sharing a table of contents with these brilliant poets, alongside Amber Dawn and Sybil Lamb, Courtney Trouble and Audacia Ray, and so many others.
Even if I wasn’t in it, I’d be telling you to pick up a copy of this book, read it cover to cover.
I’m so glad I get to be part of it.