Original Plumbing # 16: The Lit Issue.

Focusing on the written word and featuring some favorites in the current trans literary movement, we highlight the work and careers of trans writers with articles, interviews and excerpts. Including a poetry chapter, publishing tips, how Leslie Feinberg inspired trans writers and much more.

(Cover of Thomas Page McBee photographed by Amos Mac)


Kit Yan
T Cooper
Eliiott DeLine
Christian Lovehall
Cooper Lee Bombardier
Thomas Page McBee
TC Tolbert
Eli Clare
Samuel Ace
Ching-In Chen
Henry Giardina
Emerson Whitney
Mitch Kellaway
H. Melt
Lynne Breedlove
Jody Rose Helfand

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Romance is about the possibility of things. You see it’s about the time between when you first meet some fine woman and when you first make love to her. And when you first ask a woman to marry you and when she says I do. When people that have been together for a long time say the romance is gone, what they’re really saying is that they’ve exhausted the possibility…
—  darius lovehall
urgency. (love jones)

Nina Mosley: You always want what you want when you want it. Why is everything so urgent with you?

Darius Lovehall: Let me tell you somethin’. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That’s urgent like a motherfucker.

- love jones (1997)