Hustling Verse

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Pub Date: 10/15/2019

Pages: 192

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN 13: 9781551527819

ISBN 10: 1551527812

Price: $17.95

Category: POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)

Hustling Verse

By Amber Dawn, Justin Ducharme

Price: $17.95



About the Book

In this trailblazing anthology, more than fifty self-identified sex workers from all walks of the industry (survival and trade, past and present) explore their lived experience through the expressive nuance and beauty of poetry. In a variety of forms ranging from lyrics to list poems to found poetry to hybrid works, these authors express themselves with the complexity, agency, and honesty that sex workers are rarely afforded. Contributors from Canada, the US, Europe, and Asia include Gregory Scofield, Tracy Quan, Summer Wright, and Akira the Hustler. As an antidote to the invasive and often biased media depictions of sex workers, Hustling Verse is a fiercely groundbreaking exploration of intimacy, transactional sex, identity, healing, and resilience.

About the Book

A groundbreaking collection of sex workers’ poetry from around the world.


Amber Dawn is a poet, memoirist and novelist. She is the author of the novels Sub Rosa (Lambda Literary Award winner) and Sodom Road Exit, the Vancouver Book award-winning memoir How Poetry Saved My Life, and the BC Book Prize-nominated poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins. She is also the editor or co-editor of numerous anthologies, including Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poems. She teaches creative writing at Douglas College.