Call Me by My Other Name

Author(s): Valerie Wetlaufer

Poetry | Poetry

Call Me by My Other Name is a fierce, unforgettable book about bodies and desire. Told in three voices--two historical figures, and a meta-poetic third voice that connects past to present--Wetlaufer's story weaves a brutal narrative of how we are taught to masquerade queer gender and yearning.


Deeply affecting, the inventive language of these crucial,well-crafted poems transports at the same time as it transcends, embracing ambiguity, balancing intimacy and reserve. This much-anticipated second book by the Lambda Award-winning writer demonstrates that poetry, at its best, is capable of deliverance.

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Winner Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry 2014

General Fields

  • : 9781943977048
  • : Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Valerie Wetlaufer
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 88