Now Read This: September 2022 

Highlighting recently released and forthcoming works by marginalized creators

space neon neon space by luna rey hall

space neon neon space is a striking collection on the body. luna’s voice is strong & momentous, and explores language with movement that will give you shivers!

PTSD Poems to Slay Demons by Robin L Harvey

Author Robin L Harvey’s first poetry collection, PTSD Poems to Slay Demons, tells of one trauma survivor’s journey with mental illness, child abuse and addiction, through to rebirth, self-love, reconciliation and joy.  The heartfelt and emotional work is at times earth-shattering and raw.

stemmy things by imogen xtian smith 

This flirty collection traces unruly paths of becoming; its sprawling poems build towards an expansive world celebrating fluidity while casting a critical lens on state power, ecological precarity, and the yearning for queer utopia on stolen land. Referencing lineages of poets, musicians, workers and neighbors, as well as conversations between lovers and friends, stemmy things is a vision unraveling, breaking open to make space for glimmering while reckoning with the body’s multiple contexts. Layered, lush, and lavish, these poems offer up tangling, blossoming desire.

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Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, prose, reviews, and interviews from marginalized creators.