Queer Heartache is a full length poetry collection adapted from Kit Yan’s award-winning one-person slam poetry theater show with the same name. Kit’s poetry explores his identity as transgender, queer, Asian American from Hawaii, while asking what queer hearts and families are made of and interrogating the forces that are constantly working to break them apart. Queer Heartache is a testament to the resilience of queer love in all its forms—between cis and trans siblings, lovers, pride parade attendees, and many more—in the face of heartbreaking barriers everywhere from the dating pool to the medical establishment. If you’ve ever had your heart broken, wondered how your pets self-identify, or wanted to tell someone your gender is none of their business, this book is for you. So wrap yourself in a rainbow and enjoy the ride.
Queer Heartache – Poems by Kit Yan
Editing/Layout: Simone Wolff
Cover Art: Jess X. Chen
Published: April 2016
ISBN Paperback: 978-0-9851105-2-9
ISBN e-book: 978-0-9851105-3-6
70 pgs. Paperback
What People Are Saying about Queer Heartache…
funny, emotional, and serious all at the same time
-St. Olaf College
Many students noted how you talked about painful and complex emotions that we often lack words to describe.
Personable, engaging, provocative, and powerful!
-True Colors LGBT Youth Conference
Kit has a way of approaching very difficult topics with a perfect balance of humor and candor.
-Washington University in St. Louis