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Thursday, August 04, 2011


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Great review, Fadz! I like how frank you are. :) Brian Gomes's story was the reason why I picked up "Body 2 Body" and it was IMO the strongest story in the book, so am pleased to hear he's in this as well.

I saw Liyana Dizzy perform once and enjoyed it a lot, though I'm not big on poetry and have a prejudice against spoken word. Agree that her poetry needs to be heard to be appreciated.

Fadzlishah Johanabas

Thanks, Zen. I have Body2Body too, and I like Brian's story. As for the rest of the book, it's what I expected out of most GLBT anthologies. Persecution, lack of acceptance (even from the MC themselves), and mainly anger. It's difficult to find stories that celebrate the beauty of relationship.

Have you read David Levithan's "How They Met, and other stories"? Beautiful.


Thanks Fadz for taking the time to write a review of our book and to do such a thorough job. It was really nice to see what you think of the pieces. You write really well too.

Lydia Chai

Thanks for the casual and enjoyable review.

I think all poetry should be written with the intention of being spoken out loud. The words on the page are like a music score to the recital. IMHO!


Fadzlishah Johanabas

Thanks for publishing the book, Sharon. It's a product of love, I can tell. Is it OK if I submit prose AND poetry for "Readings from Readings 2"?

Thanks, Lydia. Though some poems are content on the pages (and some should remain in written form), there are those that just stand out when recited, especially with instrumental music accompaniment. I love such poems.


Sure it is, Fadz. Looking forward to your entries.

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