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category: Poetry
published: Aug 2018
publisher: Caitlin Press
imprint: Dagger Editions

The Small Way

by Onjana Yawnghwe

tagged: lgbt

What strange gravity draws two people together? What pulls them apart?

In THE SMALL WAY, a woman re-evaluates herself and her marriage as she comes to terms with a spouse's transition. Intimate and powerful, the poems celebrate the courage of a partner coming out as a trans woman and records the confusion in facing a partner's changing gender identity. Speaking to the tenderness that exists between two people, the book explores shifting bodies and changing emotional landscapes, and examines what it really means to love someone. The poems reside in the stillness of two bodies and in the intersection between time and grief. THE SMALL WAY is a passionate record of love and loss, and a naked exploration of vulnerability. The book is an elegy to love and memory, a chronicle of holding on and letting go.

About the Author

Onjana Yawnghwe

Contributor Notes

Onjana Yawnghwe was born in Thailand but is from the Shan people in Burma (Myanmar). She grew up in Vancouver and received an MA in English from UBC. Her poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and journals, including THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH 2011, 4 POETS, CV2, ROOM, and THE NEW QUARTERLY. Her first poetry book, FRAGMENTS, DESIRE, was published by Oolichan Books in 2017. More about her work can be found at www.onjana.com.

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