‘When I Was Straight’ by Julie Marie Wade

When I Was Straight offers a look into Wade’s “before and after:” the first half of the book tackles her life before coming out, and the second half details people’s reactions to learning that she’s a lesbian…. read more

'Revolutionary' by Alex Myers

While still rooted in the loss and triumph of bloody battles, Myers challenges the well-worn patriot’s tale by focusing on Deborah Sampson Gannett, a real-life historical figure who successfully disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the Revolutionary army…. read more

'From the Belly' by Virginia Bell

“Path-making seems / altogether necessary and impossible,” writes Virginia Bell in her new book of poetry, From the Belly, effectively encapsulating the overall message of the book. Bell is largely concerned with the creation of meaning but ultimately cedes to uncertainty and multiplicity within her poems…. read more