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bubblegum black, by Dane Lyn

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Poetry, chapbook, 28 pages, from Bottlecap Features.

bubblegum black, Dane Lyn’s debut chapbook, is a collection about love as an energy that rips open the self and pours it out into the world. These poems explore the fear of never being loved, the joy in discovering new love, and the comfort in long lasting love.

Through evocative imagery, Dane shows us the triumphs and challenges of embracing self and others as a queer polyamorous person in a broken world. They put to words the many ways in which someone can use love as a rejuvenating catalyst toward healing, and how that force has compelled them toward poetry.

Dane Lyn (they/them) is a neurodivergent, genderqueer, disabled, educator, poet, and glitter enthusiast with an MFA from Lindenwood University. Find them in L.A. with their partner, constructing blanket forts, caring for their menagerie of teens, snakes, lizards, dogs, rabbits, and cats, and ridding their shoes of beach sand. Dane’s work can be seen in Quillkeepers, Gnashing Teeth, Gutslut, and Imposter.