Abstract

Abstract:

This poem discusses the role that voice and speech play in the marking of queer identity, and the ways in which the sound of one's voice can expose or "out" a person. The speaker of the poem is pressured by his family to speak at the dinner table as a sort of test to see whether or not he can pass as straight, which in turn prompts him to meditate on what it might be like to escape, to inhabit an entirely different reality than his current one.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2325-730X
Print ISSN
1046-3348
Pages
p. 110
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-16
Open Access
No
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