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Furry Slut

ISBN: 9781938144745
Binding: Paperback
Author: Chazz Chitwood
Pages: 27
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Published: 7/15/2020

Furry Slut is the computer game avatar of the speaker of Chazz Chitwood’s poems. This collection will appeal mightily to audiences including but far from limited to those who have found personal freedom in assuming another identity via an avatar. It will also appeal to people who like poetry, who don’t like poetry, who love a rollicking story. His collection is the most recent (2019-20) winner of the Stonewall Chapbook Competition.

 

Chazz Chitwood is a 30 year old gay writer living in Atlanta who spends his time pretending to be a dragon named Dev. He earned his BA and JD from University of Miami, his MFA from Florida International University, and is currently a PhD candidate at Georgia State University.

 

Chazz Chitwood’s Furry Slut is a rollicking series of persona poems in which the mask is not a disguise but rather a vehicle for truth and authenticity. Chitwood’s humorous compassion “chips through/digital walls” forging community through fanfiction and avatars in fascinating meditations on our omnipresent social media presence.  –Denise Duhamel

What a magical sequence Chitwood has released from his wild thing of an imagination, his inspired psyche, the best queer to queer love songs to come out of a poet who knows how to shapeshift. . . . —Maureen Seaton, author of Sweet World, winner of the Florida Book Award for Poetry, 2019

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