Top 5 Recommendations from Karl Knight

Image is a green and brown collage theme. Text reads ‘top 5 recommendations’ in bottom right. Above it is a photo of Karl, a white disabled man with short hair and glasses. To the left are three book and zine covers, sick magazine, poetry prize Kin, and sore loser.

Instalment 3 of my guest post series where people I know, and friends of mine, recommend 5 things! Karl has recommended a selection of media and added a couple of honorary mentions as well! If you're into queer crip media, this post is for you!  Karl Knights is a freelance journalist. His poetry and prose has appeared in The Guardian, The Poetry Review, Poetry London and elsewhere. He was a winner of the 2021 New Poets Prize. His debut pamphlet, Kin, is out now with the Poetry Business. He tweets.

Piper Huxley’s Top 5 Book Recommendations

Image is a green and brown collage theme. Text reads ‘5 book recommendations’ in bottom right. Above it is a photo of Piper, a white trans woman with curly hair, pink lipstick and black liquid eyeliner. To the left are three book covers, tell me I’m worthless, girl woman other, and detransition baby.

Long time no speak, I've decided I want to start a little series on my blog where my friends with very different reading tastes recommend 5 books they love (but this may also branch out to other things like films, TV shows, plays, who knows! but for now it's books!) and introduce you all to other online creatives, their style, and their work! First off we have Piper, who is not new to the blog, I've interviewed here for both the Elliot Page post as well as the White Privilege post. So, I'm excited for you to check out her top reads.

10 Poetry Book Recommendations

is my short 10 book list of poetry recommendations for you all. Quite a few of these are from Button Poetry, but I've always enjoyed watching their mic nights on YouTube, it's cool I have been able to read some of the books that come from these poets. They may not all be available to buy right now and may be on pre-sale as I did a lot of my reading on NetGalley, but consider putting in a pre-order for any that sound interesting to you. I have read more poetry books than just these, but I either didn't like them or thought the execution was too flawed to want to recommend them here. Three are book on my TBR and have not been read by me yet. Enjoy this post!

Trans and Nonbinary Music Artists You Need To Check Out

m enjoying compiling lists of music, games, podcasts, youtubers, books, etc. with different themes, and this was one I wanted to share. Some of the people included are well known, some are less well known. I looked at some other lists, and most of them included the same five people or were all genres I don't really listen to myself even though I have a broad and eclectic music taste.