Lyric Sexology Vol. 1



This 2017 title is the first Canadian edition of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1, originally published in the US in 2014 by Roof Books. A collection of lyric poetry, it draws on personal history and theory, anthropological and psychoanalytic archives, to “make a perfect mess of so much human experience that’s been too tidily categorized” (Michael V. Smith).


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Author: Trish Salah
Price: $19.95 CAD
ISBN: 978-0-9940471-4-4


The 2017 edition features four new poems and a new cover design by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li.

  • Paperback 17.4 x 20 x 1 cm
  • 184 pages
  • 292 grams
  • Printed in Montreal, Canada

“Trish Salah’s language blooms across these pages with an effortless engagement that reads as organic, deeply personal, and highly accessible to a broad range of experiences. This first Canadian edition of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 is a humming and electric meditation on identity as an embodied experience: truly a feat of literature by Trish Salah and another jewel in the crown of Montreal’s Metonymy Press.”—GUTS Magazine


“Lyric Sexology’s escape from the trap it adumbrates—experiencing embodiment, positionality, and sexuality at the cost of becoming an object of knowledge—is not to conduct an epistemology in its own terms but rather to focus on the breakdown of these knowledge projects, the moments when they run afoul of the untranslatability of transsexuality and resort to figuration in order to close the gap of meaning and render transsexual genders and persons legible within normative gender categories.” —TSQ
“We need more texts (like Salah’s) that don’t take gender-selves as given, obvious, and beyond re-creation or rethinking.” —The Rusty Toque
“Trish Salah’s Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 is the kind of poetry which can lull you with its intelligence and fluid language, but underneath its calm exterior is a deadly beauty. This work strikes you in unexpected moments, revealing gender, sexuality, and self as a mythology of the heart. Her poetry is as profound as it is sharp edged, making her a poet worth listening to.” —Gwen Benaway

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