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Zoë Estelle Hitzel’s poetry collection, Gender Flytrap, is now available for purchase through Sundress Publications

Early on in Zoë Estelle Hitzel’s Gender Flytrap she both catalogues and commands, “Hope to be just another/sound, a shiver/between teeth.” This book enacts and then surpasses that insistent wish, becoming a generous and necessary collection of “the body’s wide-flung wing.” How thankful I am that this writing of perseverance – which is to say, transition – exists. Buy it for yourself, then buy it for your library, then buy a copy and leave it on a bus or at a ball field. This “small sun” is a gift.

– TC Tolbert, author of Gephyromania and co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics

Zoë Estelle Hitzel earned her MA in Creative Writing studying poetry at Northern Arizona University and her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Oregon State University. Her writing has appeared in UprootThe Fourth River, Blue Lyra Review, entropy, and elsewhere. She has taught English as a Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is the Fall 2019 Ofstad Writer in Residence at Truman State University. She has edited various literary publications, most recently Best of the Net. Zoë is a citizen of the wind, currently stalled over Missouri. To fund her ongoing transition, she freelances professionally as a writer and editor, scores standardized tests in multiple languages, reads tarot cards, and drums in a blues band, Deadwood.

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