Queer Poem-a-Day is a program from the Adult Services Department at the Library and may include adult language. 

An Act

by Michael M. Weinstein

Copyright © 2021 by Michael M. Weinstein. Used with the permission of the author. Originally published on Queer Poem-a-Day on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast on June 20, 2021.

Michael M. Weinstein is a poet, scholar, and teacher. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, he is currently working on a book about the social and romantic lives of transgender Americans. For more: michaelmweinstein.com

Queer Poem-a-Day is directed by poet and teacher Lisa Hiton and Dylan Zavagno, Adult Services Coordinator at the Deerfield Public Library. Music for our series is from Excursions Op. 20, Movement 1, by Samuel Barber, performed by pianist Daniel Baer. Queer Poem-a-Day is supported by a generous donation from the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library.