Misssettl (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2023 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry

Sonically vibrant, polyphonic, typographic experimentation gleefully strategizes resistance and life under white supremacist capitalism in Kamden Hilliard's debut collection of poems, MissSettl.

In MissSettl, is a funny, joyful, and spiteful debut collection of seriously playful poems; they carry on with impish provocation, engagement, and mourning for what has been done to our living practices. These poems lampoon rigged games of common sense, syntax, and citizenship to expose the mechanics of what Americans have become and what they might be freed into after the end of capitalism and gender, and race, and money, and property. MissSettl confronts what's in the way of love; it disrupts what limits our potential.

About the Author

Kamden Hilliard is a nonbinary poet, educator, and scholar who lives in Cleveland, Ohio. They hold a BA in American Studies from the University of Hawai'i and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Kam is author of three chapbooks of poetry: distress tolerance (Magic Helicopter Press, 2016), perceived distance from impact (Black Lawrence Press, 2017), and henceforce: a travel poetic (Omnidawn Books, 2019). Kamden serves as a board member at VIDA: Women In Literary Arts, a reader at Flypaper Lit, and the 2020-2022 Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Publishing and Writing at The Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643621401
ISBN-10: 1643621408
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 96
Language: English