REVIEW: Vetch #2 (Spring 2016), by Zach Ozma

Vetch, the first-of-its-kind magazine of trans poetry and poetics, has just released a second issue.

From the paperback memoir onward, trans literature has a strong history of ruminating on temporality. What have we been? And who will we be? We look back for the sake of comparison, of revulsion, of nostalgia, of estrangement. In this issue, Vetch’s authors address temporality. Vetch takes a approach to the past ala utopian Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch. This work sets out to use the past to “imagine a present otherwise.”