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Happy Pride! Read Queer Writers.

Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays

Steve Fellner

Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays accomplishes astonishing high-wire acts of truth-telling—hilariously, ironically, and utterly without vanity or pretense.” —Tiffany Midge, author of Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s

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Happy Pride! Read Queer Writers.

Dark Tourist

Essays

Hasanthika Sirisena

“The essays of Dark Tourist ring with depth and unexpected associations, and Hasanthika Sirisena writes them as if her life depended on it.”—Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses

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Happy Pride! Read Queer Writers.

Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing

Julie Marie Wade

Finalist, the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

“These smart, language-rich, self-knowing essays manage a beautiful balance of the comic and the rueful.” —Phillip Lopate

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Happy Pride! Read Queer Writers.

Out of Step

A Memoir

Anthony Moll

2019 Lambda Literary Award winner

“A loving and empathetic portrayal of those around [Moll], paying explicit attention to the vulnerable, the outcast and the misunderstood.” —Times Literary Supplement

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Happy Pride! Read Queer Writers.

Apocalypse, Darling

Barrie Jean Borich

2018 Lambda Literary Award nominee

“What happens when women lie with women? They read and write and tell stories that care for lesbians, for women, for the whole of creation.”—Lambda Literary

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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a more perfect Union

Teri Ellen Cross Davis

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Dark Tourist: Essays

Hasanthika Sirisena

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Like Love

Michele Morano

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Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology

Edited by
Alex Hernandez
Matthew David Goodwin
and Sarah Rafael García

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Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy

Edited by Matthew David Goodwin
Introduction by Frederick Luis Aldama

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A History of Hate in Ohio: Then and Now

Michael E. Brooks and Bob Fitrakis
Introduction by Marilyn K. Howard

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Rhetoric of Health and Medicine As/Is: Theories and Approaches for the Field

Edited by Lisa Melonçon, S. Scott Graham, Jenell Johnson, John A. Lynch, and Cynthia Ryan

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Literary Afrofuturism in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Isiah Lavender III and Lisa Yaszek

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Vaccine Rhetorics

Heidi Yoston Lawrence

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The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year. We specialize in literary and cultural studies, (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies) American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works, on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/fiction and poetry prizes.

In addition to its books, the Press publishes a distinguished group of journals including Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, Adoption & Culture, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.


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