Sundress Publications has selected Transmasculine Poetics: Filling the Gap in Literature & the Silences Around Us, a collection of works by transmasculine writers edited by Remi Recchia, as our forthcoming 2024 e-anthology. Submissions for this anthology will open in 2023.
Transmasculine Poetics: Filling the Gap in Literature & the Silences Around Us will include poetry written by trans men and/or writers who identify as genderqueer, genderfluid, or agender, as long as they identify as male-of-center or transmasculine in some way. A comparative anthology is the seminal collection Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (2013) by T.C. Tolbert and Trace Peterson; more recently, editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel curated We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (2020). Transmasculine Poetics will be different than both of those anthologies, however, in that it will feature exclusively transmasculine voices. Transmasculine Poetics will serve as a model for transmasculine writers: a place to find both themselves and other poets in whose footsteps they may want to follow.
Remi Recchia will serve as the editor for this anthology. Recchia is a trans poet and essayist from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a PhD candidate in English-Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Cimarron Review and Book Editor for Gasher Press. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Remi’s work has appeared or will soon appear in World Literature Today, Best New Poets 2021, Columbia Online Journal, Harpur Palate, and Juked, among others. He holds an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University. Remi is the author of Quicksand/ Stargazing (Cooper Dillon Books, 2021) and Sober (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2022).