TransVerse: Poetry About Being Transgender
Before you come,
You ought to know
The name I use
Isn’t the name I’m called
Once upon a time, there was a boy, only he didn’t know he was a boy. He didn’t know what was wrong at first, so he did the only thing he knew how—he wrote. And he kept writing as he learned more about himself and his place in the world.
TransVerse is a broad collection of poems, including haiku, sonnet, acrostic, rhyming, and free verse poetry. The poems start at the beginning of the author’s journey before he knew he was transgender, continue through his transition, and end at where he is today.
This collection of poems offers an unflinchingly honest look into what it’s like to be transgender. This book takes the reader by the hand and leads them through the author’s journey from girl to man, showing an intimate look at what it’s like inside a transgender mind.
Theodore Ashford first came out to his friends and family as transgender in 2013, though he had been struggling with the concept for several years before coming out. He began transitioning in 2013 and gave a talk about his journey as a transman in the summer of 2014 at [email protected] He has been writing the entire time. He currently lives in Oregon with the love of his life and two cats.
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