The Queer Language of Flowers

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What was up with Oscar Wilde and green carnations? How can you tell someone you’ve got a Sapphic crush on them? Before there was 1-800-Flowers’s “say it with flowers” campaign, there were flower dictionaries that explained how to send messages to friends and lovers with flowers. While 19th century flower dictionaries focus on heteronormative romance, floriography—and sending coded messages—is hella queer. In this zine, we’ve included some famous historical flower meanings as well as invented some of our own for contemporary queer culture via art, literature, botany, and history.

- Risograph printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA.
- 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
- Essays by L.M. Zoller & Robin Elan
- Illustrations and layout Robin Elan

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5 out of 5 stars

Arrived way faster than expecting, it’s a beautiful book full of informative flower knowledge as well as touching queer stories about love and loving yourself I’m so happy I impulse bought it and it’s going to be a permanent fixture on my shelf

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Taylor H Apr 24, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I love it, it's very personal and heartfelt

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stella korpi Mar 1, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I have been eyeing this zine for a while because I am absolutely in love with the language of flowers, especially as it pertains to queer culture. This is beautifully researched and notated and just so pretty! I haven't finished reading all of it but it is just so fantastic. The pages are sturdy, the print is great and it was packaged very well to prevent the zine from getting damaged. I am thrilled!

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Evan Maxa Jul 15, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love it. The text is so thoughtful, wholesome, affirming, and beautiful and the illustrations are so gorgeous, I can’t stop staring at them. I cannot wait to give this to my friend!

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alysha burd Dec 2, 2020