Edgemere, Steven Riel’s second full-length collection, was published in August 2021.
Shapeshifting abounds in Steven Riel’s latest collection, as this pro-feminist gay poet marshals a parade of female personas that includes Senator Elizabeth Dole, Joan of Arc, and The Supremes. Riel’s poems zigzag across liminal spaces not just between male/female and human/inhuman, but between those fallen from AIDS and survivors who grieve them.
PUBLISHER: Lily Poetry Review Books
FORMAT: Paperback, 89 pages