Lauren Shufran 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow

Lauren Shufran 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow



I'm gonna do two sections from a convict that as a translation of Walt Whitman this leaves of grass and that as maybe it would be expected has turned rather into a critical commentary so both of these are from part five I sing the body five if you've read the leaves of grass you've watched Walt assign feminine genders to common nouns translate hrus or waitress originated with stirs and citrus except rests protectress in his notebooks he takes another approach dis gendering nouns all together with the common gender suffix missed the hatest is genderless beside the hater and hatreds the readest beside the reader in redress as this redistrict miss Marcia posts on Facebook but a trans woman has been stripped shaved and leaden beyond recognition at a prison in Brazil then attacked a second time at the hospital where she listened to be treated for the injuries she received in prison I've just gotten off the phone with my sister who is in her first week of orientation at Kenmore Mercy Hospital her first nursing job she made a comment about mercy she said I don't understand why all the nurses are so angry nurses are city are supposed to be the most care people in the moment I found this reflection naive in this moment it is awake with knowing is my sister and knower an OS or a knowest well the hoods up holds up a sign that says we are all Veronica I believe he believes this still when wilt sees a body he thinks is it mine or is it female this was a long prologue to this section which wanted only to say that parts five and six of I sing the body electric an active binary that literally textually sections genders off from each other one thing the prison guards and sent how they were found to do when they place Veronica valina in a Cell full of men 5.1 this is the female form Walt says I am drawn like a vapor toward it here is a list of everything that falls aside except myself in the female form books our religion time the visible in solid earth steel cut oats taxes and tax men harbors and ships they harbor silver and all things made of silver and all things plated in silver all whether bad behavior and behaviors of all kinds things have to wonder which ok it's not the behavior bodily wounds even the ones that are still bleeding all holidays national and international edition and mathematics generally caves and cavemen baths and Batmen candles and the light they cast fires in the shadow they cast fishermen in the hooks they cast all of these things plus all that was ever affected of them or supposed about them are now consumed what is neither consumed nor subsumed and that this of waltz female form is Veronica she gets consumed elsewhere and the circulating photos of her disfigured face the images I search out as though I need them to write this I am consumer and consumer Asst I am consumed mist wells gaze is trained on a bone then on the doctor at the somehow the hospital then on my sister oh how is the body like a grammar how is it like a thumb the one just under hashtag we are all Veronica Marcia's posed which cracks at the metacarpal when I click on it [Applause]

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