Beatnik Clients: author Jody Rose Helfand
February 23, 2011 by beatnikbetty
Author Jody Rose Helfand has asked me to promote his new book “Places Male And Female“, and to coordinate a private reading event here in Portland at the end of March. You can get a SIGNED copy of his book directly from his website:
From the back cover:
What does it mean to feel like a man who is trapped inside the body of a woman? The poems in Places Male And Female answer this question by taking the reader on a journey through the author’s childhood, where feelings of misplaced identity first surface, and then by taking the reader down the path of self-discovery during teen and adult years, where the ultimate decision is made to transition from one perceived gender to the other essential gender, that defines the author’s true spirit; the emergence of “A new body, but first the female body, torn down.” The intimate poems in this collection are a result of ten years of reflection on the process of taking hormones, having surgery, and readjusting to the world as a man who was socialized as a woman, who realizes that “Female places have become like old ghost towns, once teeming with life, now abandoned.”
Signed copies can be purchased via PayPal for $15.00 + $3.00 s/h.
Stay tuned for details on Jody’s upcoming visit to Portland.