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queer feast: making the bitter sweet, by Alison Lubar

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Poetry, chapbook, 28 pages, from Bottlecap Features.

queer feast, Alison Lubar’s second poetry chapbook, is an indulgent look at the pantheon of love through a foodie lens. Through both free verse and formal poetry, this collection considers food as celebration for romance, hallmark of heartbreak, and covenant between friends.

queer feast also asks the question, What’s the connection between food and love? The bitter and the sweet? No pairing, like no dish, is a monolith: this collection celebrates the complexity of human interaction, desire, and hunger beyond binaries. A collection for the insatiable, queer love will leave you full, but wanting a second (or third) plate. 

Alison Lubar teaches high school English by day and yoga by night. They are a queer, nonbinary, mixed-race femme whose life work (aside from wordsmithing) has evolved into bringing mindfulness practices, and sometimes even poetry, to young people. Their work has been nominated for both the Pushcart & Best of the Net, and they’re the author of four chapbooks: Philosophers Know Nothing About Love (Thirty West Publishing House, 2022), queer feast (Bottlecap Press, 2022), sweet euphemism (CLASH!, Spring 2023), and it skips a generation (Stanchion, Fall 2023). You can find out more at http://www.alisonlubar.com/ or on Twitter @theoriginalison.