David Ly is the author of the poetry collection Mythical Man (Anstruther Books, 2020) and the chapbook Stubble Burn (Anstruther Press, 2018). His poetry has appeared in PRISM international, Arc Poetry Magazine, The /temz/ Review and elsewhere. He is the Poetry Editor of This Magazine and sits on the Editorial Collective of Anstruther Press.

Mythical Man explores personhood in the 21st century, toxic masculinity, and speaks about how racism still pervades in queer spaces, and challenges notions of male beauty, gay sex, and Asian identity. The collection has been described as a "...shimmering mirage, a shapeshifting vision that bares both its fangs and its throat to deliver the sexiest, most exciting gay poetry you've read in years," by writer Kai Chang Thom.


Mythical Man (Anstruther 2020) $18.95 978-1-989287-35-4

Photo credit: Erin Flegg

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