Queer Heartache, the first poetry collection by Kit Yan, is now available for pre-order through Trans-Genre Press. Queer Heartache was originally performed as a one-person slam poetry show, which has toured around the country and was featured in the Chicago Fringe Festival. This summer, Queer Heartache will come to the NYC Trans Poetry Festival and San Francisco Fringe.
Queer Heartache is a full length poetry collection adapted from Kit Yan’s award-winning one-person slam poetry theater show with the same name. Kit’s poetry explores his identity as transgender, queer, Asian American from Hawaii, while asking what queer hearts and families are made of and interrogating the forces that are constantly working to break them apart. Queer Heartache is a testament to the resilience of queer love in all its forms—between cis and trans siblings, lovers, pride parade attendees, and many more—in the face of heartbreaking barriers everywhere from the dating pool to the medical establishment. If you’ve ever had your heart broken, wondered how your pets self-identify, or wanted to tell someone your gender is none of their business, this book is for you. So wrap yourself in a rainbow and enjoy the ride.