There is a vigil planned at the 519 community centre and I / must bring my camera the event will offer some good photo / ops (us queers are always good for that) and this would be / good documentary practice and good witnessing so I ready my / Nikon DSLR and pack my lenses and make sure I have / memory cards and juiced batteries.
But I leave my camera at home.
These are pictures I cannot take.
Poetry. Chapbook. ISBN 978-1-989355-04-6
Available for pre-order. Pub Date 24 September 2019.
KERRY MANDERS: My background is in English Lit: I specialized in Modernism and Literary/Film Theory, and my work focused on queer memory and mourning. In 2014, I found myself at the same dinner table as James Estrin, editor of the NYT Lens blog. I was in the midst of writing a thesis chapter on early 20th C photographer and writer Claude Cahun. James asked me about my work and, later, invited me to pitch a Cahun story. I did, it was published in the NYT, and I’ve been writing about photography ever since. I was a senior writer for the award-winning Raw View Magazine in the final two years of its run (2016-17).
Born in London, Ontario, brandy ryan studied poetry and poetics at Western University, and received a PhD from the University of Toronto in 2008. Her work has appeared in Media Tropes, White Wall Review, ditch, Misunderstandings Magazine, dear sir, along with her chapbook, Full Slip (Baseline Press, 2013).