GenderQueer Literature


An ongoing list of the work I’m discovering and reading in order to better understand how both the binary of gender and non-conforming genders are represented in contemporary literature. My focus has been on the West but would love to add more global authors and poets.

Bibliography: Creative Works 

Barnes, Djuna, and T. S. Eliot. Nightwood. New Directions, New York, 1961.

Beach, Jensen. Swallowed by the Cold : Stories. Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016

Bombardier, Cooper L. Pass with Care : Memoirs. Dottir Press, New York, NY, 2020

Butler, Robert O. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain : Stories. H. Holt, New York, 1992.

Carver, Raymond. Where I’m Calling from : New and Selected Stories. Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1988.

Coyote, Ivan. One in Every Crowd : Stories. Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, BC, 2012

—. Tomboy Survival Guide. Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2018.

Coyote, Ivan, and Zena Sharman. Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2012

Levithan, David.  Every Day. Random House Teen, New York. 2012.

Driskill, Qwo-Li. Asegi Stories; Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. University of Arizona Press, 2016

Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York, 2002.

Gay, Roxane. An Untamed State. Black Cat, New York, NY, 2014.

Girard, M.E. Girl Mans Up. HarperTeen, New York, 2016.

Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York, 1985.

Léger, Tom, and Riley MacLeod. The Collection. Topside Press, New York, 2012

MacCarthy, Cormac. No Country for Old Men. Vintage Books, New York, 2005.

Machado, Carmen M.. Her Body and Other Parties : Stories. Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2017a

Manning, Corinne. We had no Rules : Stories. Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2020a

Myles, Eileen. For Now. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2020

—. I must be Living Twice : New & Selected Poems, 1975-2014. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY, 2015.

Nelson, Maggie. The Argonauts. Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015

Olson, Alix. Word Warriors : 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution. Seal Press, Emeryville, CA, 2007.

Saunders, George 1. In Persuasion Nation : Stories. Riverhead Books, New York, 2007

Saunders, George 1., and Chelsea Cardinal. Fox 8 : A Story. Random House, New York, 2018.

Sindu, S. J. Marriage of a Thousand Lies. Soho Press, New York, 2018.

Smith, Ali 1. Artful. Penguin Books, [New York], 2014

Taylor, Sara. The Lauras : A Novel. Hogarth, London ;, 2017

Tea, Michelle. Sister Spit : Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road. City Lights, San Francisco, CA, 2012

Tea, Michelle. How to Grow Up : A Memoir. Plume, New York, 2015.

Winterson, Jeanette. Why be Happy when You could be Normal? Grove Press, New York, 2011.

—. Written on the Body. Vintage Books, New York, 1994.

Yuknavitch, Lidia. VERGE : Stories. RIVERHEAD BOOKS, [S.l.], 2021

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