Tio’tia:ke / Montreal, QC | Canada
Metonymy Press is a queer and feminist publisher based in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). We publish literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers, and we try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented. We really want to keep gay book lovers satisfied.
Metonymy will be showcasing our September 2020 release, ZOM-FAM, by multidisciplinary artist Kama La Mackerel. In their debut poetry collection, Kama mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM is striking, vivid, tender, intimate, and political and articulates a contemporary decolonial poetics.
We’re also highlighting nîtisânak, by Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer, and McGill Art History PhD student Lindsay Nixon. nîtisânak spans nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, and it is woven around grief over the loss of the author’s mother. nîtisânak received the 2018 Concordia University First Book Prize from the Quebec Writers’ Federation.