In this excerpt from Shall Be An Overflowing, a novel, a real-life marginalized naturalist, Constantin Rafinesque, maligned by natural historians for being a ‘splitter’ and naming numerous species, arrives in a speculative Philadelphia of 1829, inhabited by transmasculine runaways in search of belonging.
Julian née Sara Mithra hovers between genders and genres, border-mongering and -mongreling. If the Color Is Fugitive (Nomadic Press) stages an escape from frontier taxonomies and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. KALEIDOSCOPE (Ethel Press) flexes transembodiment against alphabetic constraints. An experimental archive, Unearthingly (KERNPUNKT, forthcoming) excavates forgotten spaces.