Confessional and immersive, Michael V. Smith's latest collection explores growing up queer and working class, then growing into an urban queer life. In these poems, we are immersed in the world of a young Smith as he shares the awkward dinners, the funerals, and the uncertainty of navigating fraught dynamics, bringing us into these most intimate moments of family life, while outrunning deep grief. Smith moves from first home to first queer experiences; the becoming that emanates from exploring one' s sexuality. Teenage crushes, video cameras, post-club hookups, fears and terrors, closeted lovers, daydreams of confronting your childhood bully: here is a broad tapestry of a contemporary life. Queers Like Me is an enveloping book -- a meditation on family complexity and a celebration of personal insight.
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