Pride Highlight: Trish Salah June 19, 2019 – Posted in: Book Recs, Highlights – Tags: , , , ,


More about Trish:

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda award winning Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1, and co-editor of a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly on Transgender Cultural Production. She has fiction in the science fiction and fantasy anthology, Meanwhile, Elsewhere and poetry in numerous magazines, including Anomaly, Prism International and Supplement. In 2018 she was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie prize. She is associate professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University and in spring 2019 is Writer-in-Residence at Pierre Berton House, in Dawson City, YT.

Fun facts:

-Taurus, and pretty much exactly like you would expect, given that.
-I was a teenage witch and worked as a tea leaf reader.
-I’m obviously nostalgic.
-Favourite food: kibbe nayyah
-Last year I began studying Arabic, the language I’ve wanted to learn my entire life.

Book recommendation:

I’m over the moon about Hazel Jane Plant’s Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) forthcoming from Montreal’s Metonymy Press. It is a beautiful, whimsical and wildly innovative heart breaker of a novel.

I also want to give a shout out to Trace Peterson, who’s Since I Moved In was the first book of poetry I’d read by another trans woman. She’s an incredible writer, and her book is out this year in a new edition. Snap it up!

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