It’s a lesbian!
The essentialist exclaims.
The sun rises and sets,
The audience laughs and cries,
The joke becomes lisible.

Shale Preston


Shale Preston writes in Sydney. Her poetry, fiction and essays have been published in a range of literary journals and anthologies. She is the author of Dickens and the Despised Mother: A Critical Reading of Three Autobiographical Novels (McFarland 2013) and the editor (with Duc Dau) of Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature (Routledge 2015).

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