Electric Dirt: A Celebration of Queer Voices and Identities from Appalachia and the South

Queer Appalachia just released Electric Dirt: A Celebration of Queer Voices and Identities from Appalachia and the SouthElectric 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.

If you would like to see the rest of Jeff’s poem and peruse the wonderful pieces submitted for Electric Dirt, hop over to Queer Appalachia and pick up your copy today!

 

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