May 30, 2024:


Celebrate Pride with Lockheed Martin

Celebrate Pride with Lockheed Martin

Celebrate Pride with Lockheed Martin is a swirl of energy, emotion and observation that takes the reader across the world on a Carmen Sandiego–like journey as well as deep into the complexities of modern queer life.

Unabashedly sexual, and embracing a wide range of styles and tones, Byrne’s poems move easily from lines of love and desire to sharp critiques of capitalism and war, and the co-opting of queer culture by them both.

These are destabilizing poems, poems filled with glittering imagery and ideas and questions and truths, poems that share the poet’s longing to live in a time that is not “as cruel and unjust / As every other time has been before it.”

About the author

Jake Byrne

Jake Byrne is the author of CELEBRATE PRIDE WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN, published by Wolsak & Wynn in 2023, and the 2019 winner of CV2’s Foster Prize for Poetry.

Find them @jakebyrnewrites on Twitter.

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