I'm Alive. It Hurts. I Love It. - Joshua Jennifer Espinoza (Preorder)

I'm Alive. It Hurts. I Love It. - Joshua Jennifer Espinoza (Preorder)

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I WANT TO BE ALL OF THE THINGS I AM ALL AT ONCE UNTIL I DIE. I WANT TO FEEL EVERYTHING.

92 Pages
5.8″ x 8.3″
ISBN: 978-1-941985-30-4
Release date: September 3rd, 2019

The most prominent gay trans poet in America's debut collection is now available for wide distribution. For Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, simply surviving in a world that hates women is a feat, and loving and being loved an act of defiance. This painful & personal book, brimming with darkness and hope, artfully balances how difficult being alive can be—the feeling of everything, all at once, crumbling—but also why we all keep doing it. Equal parts radical, raw, and soft, in this second edition of I'm Alive. It Hurts. I Love It. (now with brand new poems) it is softness that saves us.

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Joshua Jennifer Espinoza’s poetry is beautiful and needs to be read by everyone.
— Plenitude Magazine

PRAISE FOR JOSHUA JENNIFER ESPINOZA

"Espinoza’s gift is her use of exquisite language and arresting images to capture this contradiction of self-destruction and resilience that lurks inside us, a piercing glance that is compassionate, but not pitying, into physicality of trans women’s lives."

 -Autostraddle

"Among many things, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza's poetry explores desire, the reality of living within the confines of the human body, and queer strength. Identity in her poems is in constant negotiation between the self and the world, and is at times seen as both liberating and binding. One way in which the speaker understands being queer is by seeing it as a place of mid-invention, a space where the everyday becomes ceremonial, political, and stylized."

 -Them.

"[Joshua Jennifer Espinoza's] poems are flawless in their directness, and wonderfully imperfect in their human-ness."

 -Up the Staircase Quarterly