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Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology from Middle America

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A groundbreaking nonfiction collection about queer life in the Midwest.

The middle of America―the Midwest, Appalachia, the Rust Belt, the Great Plains, the Upper South―is a queer place, and it always has been. The queer people of its cities, farms, and suburbs do not exist only to serve as “blue dots” within “red states.” Every story about a kid from Iowa who steps off the bus in Manhattan, ready to “finally” live, is a story about a kid who was already living in Iowa. Sweeter Voices Still is about that kid and has been written by people like them. This collection features queer voices you might recognize―established and successful writers and thinkers―and others you might not―people who don’t think of themselves as writers at all. You’ll find sex, love, and heartbreak and all the beings we meet along the way: trees, deer, cicadas, sturgeon. Most of all, you'll find real people.

*Featuring a foreword by Northwestern University professor Doug Kiel.

If you're seeking fully realized stories about the nuanced, joyous complexity of queer identity in the Midwest, Sweeter Voices Still is the book for you.

About the Author

Kevin Whiteneir, Jr. is an interdisciplinary artist and art historian. He holds a Master's Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism and a Bachelor's Degree in Art History and Anthropology from Ripon College. He lives in Chicago.

"A marvelous ode to humanity and its passions, but it is also a reminder that LGBTQ individuals and communities (and those who exist outside the confines of the acronym) have always kept the Heartland beating." --Little Village Magazine

Publisher: Belt Publishing
Pub date: jan 12, 2021
224 pages
Format: Paperback