Futurepoem Books: Maxe Crandall & The Nancy Reagan Collection for Montez Press Radio by Carly Dashiell published on 2021-02-25T07:19:34Z Maxe Crandall will read and discuss his forthcoming performance novel The Nancy Reagan Collection, out this fall from Futurepoem. The Nancy Reagan Collection is a response to growing up queer and trans under the rise of HIV-AIDS. Crossing genres and generations, this performance novel remixes the AIDS archive through an ever-spiraling politics and aesthetics of mourning. Part revenge, part fantasy, the book experiments with poetic practices that challenge conceptions of memory and morality, activism and escapism, grief and beauty. Maxe will be joined by Diana Cage. Futurepoem books is a New York City-based publishing collaborative. Diana Cage is a writer and performer whose work explores sex, art, bodies, relationships, and desire. She is an award winning author of six books, including The Lesbian Sex Bible, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Maxe Crandall is a poet, playwright, and director. He is the author of the chapbooks Emoji for Cher Heart and Together Men Make Paradigms, and is the founder of the theater company Beautiful Moments in Popular Culture, which produces a poets theater series at the Stud in San Francisco. He has received fellowships from the Poetry Project, Poets House, Lambda Literary, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Maxe is a lecturer in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Stanford University.