What happens when you combine poetry with drag? Magic. An established LGBTQ author and performer just released a hilarious parody book under a pseudonym ("Joan Keats") called Milk and Hunty—a drag-inspired version of Rupi Kaur’s bestseller Milk and Honey. And trust, it’s no joke.
So why the parody? The author explained exclusively to Out. “Naturally, the title came first, but the truth is that so many people who come together as a community around poetry and telling stories, and that is so much of what defines the culture of Drag Race now, too -- people seeking each other out and telling their stories and finding connection, especially through humor.”
He goes on to explain that telling jokes and being entertaining will never go out of style, which was one of the pinpoints of creating this work. As far as what he hopes readers will leave with after reading? "Mostly, a further appreciation of the medium of drag as a springboard for creativity, community, and gender expression."
You can order the book now on Amazon, but as a preview, we gathered a few exclusive sample poems for you below.
to be humble
when you're the
my biggest inspiration
is ariana grande
because she's a big voice
a tiny body
to call it a ballroom
a todrick hall