i don’t write about race by June Gehringer

94 pages
Release Date: October 4, 2018

Publicity Interest

i don’t write about race is a poetic exploration of unclear identity, told in apologies, half-drunk-love letters, admonishments, reflections, hymns, outbursts, and whimpers. It is the semi-fictional cosmogony of a girl who has been alive too long. This collection of poems represents both the absolute culmination and the ultimate failure of the author’s lifelong search for identity and is a tale of the postmodern narrative apocalypse, of the collapse of the stories which form the self. As the speaker delves and drives from relationship to bar to bar to relationship, from one city, partner, and job to the next, juggling relationship between families both biological and chose, she becomes intimately acquainted with alienation.

As its speaker becomes ever more estranged from conventional sources and modes of meaning and kinship, i don’t write about race engages ever more intimately with one of the fundamental questions of literature: what do you do when you wake up again, alone, and somehow still yourself

Born and raised in Omaha, NE, JUNE GEHRINGER is a mixed Chinese trans woman who is somehow still alive. She is the author of I love you it looks like rain (Be About It 2017), and EVERYONE IS A BIG BUG TO SOMEONE (self-published) 2017. She is the co-founder of tenderness yea, and tweets @unlovablehottie. She holds a B.A. in English from Loyola University New Orleans and has worked as a cook since she was 16.