some possible genders by Jonathan Kinsman


ballboy / girl guide / motherfucker / ratking / her majesty / emcee / ladykiller / ex-lover / 

godfather / grave cleric / cock-jockey / cruel mistress / bootlicker / jobsworth / test-tube baby / yummy-mummy / yuppie scum / anti-vaxxer / here-for-a-good-time-not-a-long-time / do-you-have-a-light? / skintight / payload / homonym / i-have-work-tomorrow / cheat code / phone-it-in / neo-liberal / ex-catholic / frankie-says-relax / lie-back-and-think-of-england / bonus track / urban myth / past-due / prosecco-flavoured / panic attack / panopticon / curbstomp / deckchair / semaphore / high-vis / give-‘em-an-inch / kettling / do-you-hear-the-people-sing? / if-the-glove-fits / o negative / may-have-had-sex-with-a-man-who-may-have-had-sex-with-a-man / hypodermic / intravenous / transubstantiation / scientific method / wisdom teeth / bathroom stall / eurovision / cosmic latte / can-i-take-your-order-please? / vip / wall-to-wall / on the boil / hands up / i-don’t-wanna-fight-tonight / baby-it’s-cold-outside / two kids in a trenchcoat / pyromaniac / piggyback / you-spin-me-right-round / i-do-believe-in-fairies / don’t-call-me-brave / feeling lucky / fire drill / union rep / back-in-my-day / what-can-i-say? / lick-it-up / i’m-not-bad-i’m-just-drawn-this-way / ekphrastic / biblically accurate / programming error / education-education-education / section 28 / cursive / 5 GCSEs A*-C / day release / thought police / did-you-take-your-medication? / temporal paradox / meatsuit / messiah / mop and bucket / salt on the rim / strangler fig / depth charges / my-profit-on-it / supermarket own-brand / sugar-coated / suburban monstrosity / fixer-upper / it-gets-better / point-on-the-diagram/outlier-who-should-not-have-been-counted/unexplained phenomena / gaping maw / astronaut / brilliant / brief / being


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Jonathan Kinsman (he/him) is a transmasculine poet and a BBC Edinburgh Fringe

Slam finalist. His debut pamphlet, &, won the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize in 2017.

His second, witness, was released by Burning Eye in 2020. Genderfux, co-authored

with Jem Henderson and JP Seabright is out now with Nine Pens.