Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology is being published to coincide with International Women’s Health Month in May, and a portion of the proceeds from its sale will go to the International Women’s Health Coalition.
Edited by the book’s publishers, Wendy Chin-Tanner and Tyler Chin-Tanner, Embodied offers 23 poems focused on gender, identity, and the body by an impressive selection of contemporary cis female, trans, and non-binary poets, adapted into comics narratives drawn, colored, and lettered by non-cis male artists.
From the book’s introduction: “Our vision with this book is to provide a platform for poets and artists of marginalized genders and identities to tell their own stories, at a time when they are most under siege.”
The comics poem featured in this excerpt is “Tapestry” by Khaty Xiong with art by Morgan Beem.
Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology will be published by A Wave Blue World on May 18.
This piece was produced in partnership with Publishers Weekly.