Transit by Cameron Awkward-RichTransit by Cameron Awkward-Rich


byCameron Awkward-Rich

Paperback | November 1, 2015

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Cameron Awkward Rich's Transit, runner-up for the 2014 Button Poetry Prize, takes the reader on a constantly surprising journey through gender and identity in contemporary America. Awkward-Rich's academic prowess shines throughout, as does his remarkable ability to condense an essay's worth of thought and theory into a few poignant lines. A book to be read anywhere and everywhere: in a classroom, on the subway, under blankets on a cold winter night.
Title:TransitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.16 inPublished:November 1, 2015Publisher:Button PoetryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943735018

ISBN - 13:9781943735013


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What ReturnsSo now winter is a place I visitbut don't belong to. I pass the timein a room that isn't childhood, butdoes that matter? My motheris still down the hall & I am stillwatching men on screen breakinto other men & the once-snowfieldof my body becomes a flood that shattersme each night. I thought I was finishedwith desire & what a relief. To not wantto reach outside the skin. To touchwhat isn't mine, or anything at all.To not be a tongue in a glass jarin an ocean. But the pills make medream in oceans. I wake up crustedwith someone else's salt.I become a boy who touchesthe backs of strangers' necksin public-in love with the softof his own throat.This makes every manon the train into somethingthat could kill me. Don't worry.That's a good thing.It means I got on the train.It means I still have a body.

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