Queer Appalachia just released Electric Dirt: A Celebration of Queer Voices and Identities from Appalachia and the South. Electric Dirt is a zine that aims to:
…define Queer Appalachia and the Queer South with our own images and truths. By embracing a combination of contemporary technology and social media, we are in a constant state of documenting our culture, community, lives and history/herstory. Electric Dirt is a place for us to share those truths and find each other.
Jeff has included a poem, “The Gay Redneck Invites City Sappho for a Rural Visit.” Here is a small sample:
I know you’re hesitant. Why would any queer
visit here, the land of conservative and devout
normality? Much less buy a home? And, after
nearly thirty years, you know better than many
I’m freakier than most. There’s the bag of leather
toys in the upstairs closet, a heap of bondage videos,
pagan statues on the mantelpiece—Cernunnos
and Cerridwen, Pan, Bast, Lilith, Thor.
There’s a kilt in the closet carefully mothballed,
two swords and a scimitar mounted on the wall,
Tim McGraw calendar in the breakfast nook.