Queers in Love at the End of the Sidewalk (2017)︎93 pages︎
︎Midterm Project - UCLA course, Electronic Literature︎

Queers in Love at the End of the Sidewalk is a re-generative poem that narrates a story of two queer women who navigate intimacy and/in privacy.

Living under heteronormativity, the public performance of queer relationships often remains forcibly hidden. The fleeting, yet significant freedom of Anna Anthropy’s Twine, “Queers in Love at the End of the World” (2013), therefore parallels the “end of the sidewalk, away from public gaze,” where the two lovers can fully express themselves without fear.

The text of this work was copied, “wread,” and edited from Anthropy’s Twine page; remnants of her coding remain, removing interactivity - and thus, agency - from the reader as a reminder of the forcible, heterosexual “passing” imposed on queers who love in public. 

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