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A New Anthology Highlights LGBTQ Stories From Middle America

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Courtesy of Belt Publishing
A collection of essays, poetry and stories featuring LGBTQ voices can be found in "Sweeter Voices Still."

'Sweeter Voices Still' depicts the honesty of self-discovery in an anthology of LGBTQ voices from the Midwest, Appalachia, the Rust Belt, the Great Plains, and the Upper South.

Essays, poetry and memoirs populate this anthology that explores ideas which are deeply personal while also universally relatable. "That's the thing about great literature," CJ Janovy explained, "when you can read of someone else's experience but see yourself, feel yourself in their experience."

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