Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color
Christopher Soto,  editor

Christopher Soto

Poetry | $16.95
paperback, 224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-1-937658-78-6

The first major literary anthology for queer poets of color in the United States

In 2014, Christopher Soto and Lambda Literary Foundation founded the online journal Nepantla, with the mission to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community, including contributions as diverse in style and form, as the experiences of QPOC in the United States. Now, Nepantla will appear for the first time in print as a survey of poetry by queer poets of color throughout U.S. history, including literary legends such as Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, June Jordan, Ai, and Pat Parker alongside contemporaries such as Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Robin Coste Lewis, Joy Harjo, Richard Blanco, Erika L. Sánchez, Jericho Brown, Carl Phillips, Tommy Pico, Eduardo C. Corral, Chen Chen, and more!


"Soto succeeds in assembling an expansive, sonorous, and literarily significant volume that reveals the broad range of engagements queer poets of color have undertaken over the years."—Publishers Weekly

“An historical anthology, not only because it is the first major anthology of its kind, but also because it concerns itself with the act of constructing a kind of communal history." - The Rumpus

"An anthology that ambitiously champions our differences as queers of color, our ranges of experience and styles and voice, allowing them to thrive in one book." —Los Angeles Review 

Additional Media

The Top 10 Queer Books of 2018, them

Nepantla on Bookriot's Best of Poetry 2018

A New Anthology Amplifies the Voices of Queer Poets of Color in Hyperallergic

The Poets Behind the First Queer POC Anthology in Washington Square News

Queer Poets of Color is A History Making Anthology in Chicago Review of Books

We've Always Been Here, Fighting in Poetry Foundation

Queer Black Poets Since the Harlem Renaissance in Literary Hub

What to Read When You're Queer and of Color During Pride in The Rumpus

The Implications of Preposition: An Interview with Christopher Soto in Entropy

A Conversation with Christopher Soto in Poetry Society of America

Nepantla: An Anthology (Q & A with Editor Christopher Soto) in Kenyon Review

The Story of How Ren Hang's Beautiful Poems Are Being Given New Life in Dazed

Nepantla's Queer Women of Color Odes to Literary Ancestors in VIDA

An Excerpt from Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color in Lambda Literary

Nepantla and Gloria E. Anzaldúa's Queer of Color Legacy in The Millions