We are everywhere!
That’s the message of this latest LGBTQ+ collection of short prose and poetry memoirs, this time on the subjects of travel, immigration and multiculturalism from a queer perspective.
Queer Around the World features the poetry of the following 16 poets from the U.S., U.K., Australia and India: Jesús Ruízquez, Lucía Martínez, Sravani Singmpalli, Melanie Bell, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Ty Tamashiro, Nyri Bakkalian, D.M. Rice, Margaret DeRitter, Even Lyons, Adrik Kemp, Richard Ballon, Sean Hanrahan, Eva Schlesinger, Dale Corvino and Allison McCarthy.
Curry Kalmus is one of the cofounders and co-CEOs of Qommunity LLC, with his husband, Sage. He is a Community Health Worker in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and was Associate Editor of Qommunicate’s first publication, “Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 1”.
Sage Kalmus is the other cofounder and co-CEO of Qommunity LLC, with his husband, Curry, and Senior Editor of Qommunity’s publishing imprint, Qommunicate Media. He teaches writing in Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA program and was Editor of Qommunicate’s first publication, “Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 1”. His fiction has appeared in Whisperings Magazine, Carnival Online Literary Journal, and Rose Red Review. His essays and articles have appeared in The Writer, The Hampshire Gazette, and Livestrong.com. He wrote and directed three plays in San Francisco. He worked as an editorial intern for Dzanc Books and was a three-time contest reader for Salamander Magazine’s summer fiction contents. Since 2004 he’s been a part-time freelance writer, editor, and ghostwriter. He holds a BS in Film & Broadcasting from Boston University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He lives in western Massachusetts with his loving husband and their four-legged family.