Fall 2023 • Vol. XLV No. 4 Luminous Gender Vessel |

Trans People of the Past

The Kenyon Review · "Trans People of the Past" by Micheal M. Weinstein At some point you must’ve stood stunned in a room and looked down at your hands. I did that once at Eva Burger’s kitchen table in Ronkonkoma, that windy shoebox house, while my mother passed around a bucket of fried chicken, and once alone in the bathroom afterward to check. Did you hide fishnets, stash a hat

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Michael M. Weinstein’s poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Conjunctions, The LARB Quarterly, Narrative Magazine, The Adroit Journal, Poets.org, and elsewhere. Prior to receiving his MFA at the University of Michigan, Weinstein earned a PhD in English Literature at Harvard and served as a Fulbright scholar in Siberia. He teaches at Earlham College, in Indiana.

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