Eli Clare reads from the book in his quaking hands, and the constant tremors seem to disappear.
Listeners are lost in the cadence of his voice as beautiful imagery pours from his mouth.
"My writing helps me answer questions that I have," he said. "My best writing starts with a question that I don't have an answer for, and I write myself toward an answer."
The transgender activist was born with cerebral palsy, and he deals with issues of both the LGBT community, the disabled community, other marginalized communities, and the ways in which they intersect in his work.