Tamiko Beyer

Poet and writer. Author of We Come Elemental and bough breaks.

 

Review in Lambda Literary

Thank you to Lambda Literary and Arielle Yarwood for this review.

 I don't know if other poets feel this way, but I've felt a little vulnerable since the launch of We Come Elemental. It's a big, wide world, and my poems are out there, fending for themselves.  But Yarwood's insightful review makes me feel like it will be ok. The book is doing its thing, and I'm so grateful.

 

What is remarkable about We Come Elemental is that it effectively queers nature and body without explicitly doing so – the assembled poems create such a liminal, flexible space that artificial lines in the sand are washed away, so to speak. Gender, sexuality, and body coexist with the ever-changing tides, and desire is upheld as a pure form of (re)creation. Beyer has written a nuanced book that deserves a careful, joyous, and thoughtful read.
— Arielle Yarwood, Lambda Literary

©  2013 Tamiko Beyer