While Standing in Line for Death

While Standing in Line for Death

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Author: CA Conrad

Publisher: Wave Books (2017)

Winner of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Award

After their boyfriend Earth's murder, CAConrad was looking for a (Soma)tic poetry ritual to overcome their depression. This new book of eighteen rituals and their resulting poems contains that success, along with other political actions and exercises that testify to poetry's ability to reconnect us and help put an end to our alienation from the planet.

"Conrad may be our Ginsberg, as well as our Yoko Ono (whose work Conrad mentions), teaching us not so much how to write as how to live outside a great machine."

–Stephanie Burt

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry

Finalist for the 2018 Firecracker Award in Poetry

Finalist for the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award