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Queer Street by Toni Mirosevich
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2005
Publisher Wordtech Communications
ISBN 1932339833 ISBN13 9781932339833
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More About Toni Mirosevich
Toni Mirosevich is the author of a book of nonfiction stories, Pink Harvest (MidList Press, First Series in Creative Nonfiction Award, 2007 Lambda Literary Award Finalist), three collections of poetry, My Oblique Stategies (Thorngate Road Press, Frank O'Hara Chapbook Award), Queer Street (Custom Words), The Rooms We Make Our Own (Firebrand Books) and co-author of Trio: Toni Mirosevich, Charlotte Muse, Edward Smallfield (Specter Press). Her multi-genre work has been anthologized in The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, Best American Travel Writing, The Gastronomica Reader, The Impossible Will Take a Little While, The Discovery of Poetry and has appeared in Kenyon Review, The Journal, Zyzzyva, Five Fingers Review, Puerto del Sol and other publications. She has been awarded fellowships with the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Espy Literary Foundation, was recipient of the Astraea Foundation Emerging Lesbian Writer in Fiction Award, and has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, and former Associate Director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives. She lives with her wife, Shotsy Faust, in Pacifica, California.
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A Master of Observation Aug 24, 2005
Toni Mirosevich is a wonderful writer and a master of observation. With beautiful language and striking insight she brings the world of Queer Street to life. If seen from a distance, Queer Street would appear as any other line on a map, indistinct and commonplace, yet Mirosevich trains her eye on the particulars of this street and brings it to glorious, messy, complex life. It is as if the reader sits behind a big picture window with the author and watches life unfold in this racially and economically diverse melting pot of a neighborhood. The tension of difference and unification exists throughout this volume making it a true portrait of fissured and mended American life.
"...tell me, what would Gandhi do, would he follow/the march, the procession, all day long, of the Irish, the Vietnamese,/the Jamaicans, the Russians, the Filipinos, the mixed blood, who/walk by our house, or would he join us here, behind the window,/the queers, if only there were no separation, if only we could/bring up the rear, tomorrow I will stop the dog barking when/you pass, will clean off the fence, will do you no harm, if only/we can break bread together, if only the twain shall meet."
Mirosevich is in turns humorous, lyrical, blunt, and a kind of literary documentarian--a reporter of human experience and struggle, well-crafted and heart-felt. If you ever have an opportunity to see Mirosevich read in person-GO! She is entertaining, hilarious, and totally revamps the meaning of the words "poetry reading."