Books

Novels

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Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars:  A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

(Metonymy Press, Nov 2016 – available for online order here)

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents’ abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, the protagonist blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile. When one of their number is brutally murdered, she joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family

Poetry Collections

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a place called No Homeland 

(Arsenal Pulp Press, April 2017)

A poetic journey to the place where monstrous women roam.

This extraordinary poetry collection is a vivid, beautifully wrought journey to the place where forgotten ancestors live and monstrous women roam―and where the distinctions between body, land, and language are lost. In these fierce yet tender narrative poems, Kai Cheng Thom draws equally from memory and mythology to create new maps of gender, race, sexuality, and violence. In the world of a place called No Homeland, the bodies of the marginalized―queer and transgender communities, survivors of abuse and assault, and children of diaspora―are celebrated, survival songs are sung, and the ancestors offer you forgiveness for not remembering their names.

Descended from the traditions of oral storytelling, spoken word, and queer punk poetry, Kai Cheng Thom’s debut collection is evocative and unforgettable.

I dream warm, wet
Earth-colored wombs,
That rise and tremble and swell with the moon
To give birth to babies connected
By blue-river veins of memory

Chapbooks:

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Giving Birth to Yourself: Poems for Combat (2015, Collaboration with visual artist Emily Yee Clare) – order online (coming soon)

ReOrient: Poems (2011) – out of print

Children’s Literature

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea (currently in the market for publisher – click the link for the text)

 

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Drama

Swallowing Chains: a spoken word play (developed through ARISE Residency with directors Catherine Hernandez and Gein Wong and showcased at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; publication forthcoming)

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