The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: space neon neon space by luna rey hall

This selection, chosen by guest editor JJ Rowan, is from space neon neon space by luna rey hall, released by Variant Lit in 2022.

i didn’t tell my best friend i was non-binary
because we were bros

text of poem

when i run my hand
through water,

which sensation
should i be feeling?

the relief
of a summer night,

minnesota cool. or
the consuming feeling.

that all of you

& sure, you can
pull it out

whenever you please,
but for a moment

you are surrendered
to the

when i talk to the sky,
should i be shouting?

it really doesn't matter.
i guess, now, he knows.

luna rey hall is a queer trans writer. they are the author of four books including the upcoming novella-in-verse the patient routine (Brigids Gate Press, 2023). her poems have appeared in The Florida ReviewThe Rumpus, & Raleigh Review, among others.

JJ Rowan (they/them) is a queer nonbinary writer and dancer. Their poems, not-poems, and interactive performances have appeared in the tiny, Dream Pop Journal, 45th Parallel, and at the SMOL Fair and the Splinter Collective’s Interrupted by Trains, among others. Their most recent chapbook is a simple verb (Bloof Books). They are on the editorial team at just femme & dandyYou can sign up for their newsletter, actual motion, at their website.

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