November 24, 2014

The Banal and the Profane: Justin Allen

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in The Banal & the Profane

“The best artists explore form’s elasticity, sensitive to how far they can stretch it before the work fails.”

“The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda Literary column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives. (more…)

Watch the Book Trailer for Neil Patrick Harris’ New Book

Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Videos & Trailers

This month, Crown Archetype is releasing actor Neil Patrick Harris’ unconventional “memoir” Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. (more…)

Saeed Jones: On His New Poetry Collection ‘Prelude to Bruise,’ Art vs. Rhetoric, and Camp Aesthetics

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Features, Interviews

Writer and editor Saeed Jones’ new collection of poems Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press) is a darkly visceral examination of the often riotous nature of identity, desire, family, and sex, and the ways in which these things shape and warp us. Beautiful, haunting and heartbreaking—Jones’s poems are an emotional punch to the gut. A lyrical shock to the system. (more…)

Read Peter Cameron’s Afterword for the Novel ‘Totempole’

Posted on September 23, 2014 by in Excerpts, Features

This month, NYRB Classics is re-releasing Sanford Friedman’s 1965 novel Totempole. The novel details the romantic relationship between its protagonist Stephen Wolfe and a male North Korean prisoner of war. (more…)

WeHo Reads: Noir

Posted on September 22, 2014 by in Events

The City of West Hollywood celebrates National Literacy Month in September 2014 by launching a new, free literary-based community event WeHo Reads: Noir and a month of free Saturday programming for adults and children at West Hollywood Library and Park.

To those of you in the L.A. area, join us at this month’ s WeHo Reads events in West Hollywood on September 27th. Lambda is co-sponsoring a conversation between two of our community’s great mystery writers, Katherine V. Forrest and Michael Nava.   (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Elizabeth Koke

Posted on September 22, 2014 by in Opinion

“Lately, my maternal fantasies have become almost as frequent as my homicidal ones.”

“The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda Literary column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month’s “Banal and Profane” column comes to us from Elizabeth Koke.

Elizabeth Koke is an activist and cultural organizer, writer, and sometimes performer who lives in New York City. She is currently the External Relations Manager at Feminist Press where she has proudly worked on several Lambda Literary Award-winning titles including Justin Vivian Bond’s Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels and Laurie Weeks’ Zipper Mouth.

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The Banal and the Profane: Nik Nicholson

Posted on August 6, 2014 by in Features, Opinion

“The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda Literary column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month’s “Banal and Profane” column comes to us from writer Nik Nicholson

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Brooklyn’s Indie Lit Revolution is on its Way to DC

Posted on July 28, 2014 by in Events

WITCHES X Zami Present:

A Reading Is Sexy Experience

Featuring Papercut Press

Brooklyn’s indie lit revolution is on its way to DC. Independent publishing house Papercut Press brings you m. craig, Rami Shamir, Jillian McManemin, Chessy Normile and Carly Howard for a night of music, poetry and readings, followed by a talk and q+a on the dawn of a new type of author–socially responsible, politically invested, and staunchly anti-corporate.

Event Details:

Thursday August 7th
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets  – 5th and K
(1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)

All ages
Free
Donations encouraged

This event brought to you by Brooklyn based WITCHES – a community collective known for organizing events and Zami – Busboys own gender and sexuality series.

 

 

Reading is a sexy

Reader Meet Author: Personal Advice from Author La JohnJoseph

Posted on July 27, 2014 by in Features, Opinion

Do you have problems with your love life? Do you hate your job? Is your social life lacking a certain zing? All of these questions and more can be answered through literature—or maybe at least by the people who create it. With that in mind, we here at the Lambda Literary Review have started our very own advice column called “Reader, Meet Author.” Think of the column as a sort of a “Dear Abby” for the LGBTQ literary set.

This month’s author is La JohnJoseph, a British-born, American-educated performance artist and writer living in Berlin. The original scriptwriter for radical Californian Dada drag revue BoyfriendRobotique, she is also a librettist and the author of the critically acclaimed solo memoir play Boy in a Dress. Her performance work has taken her from the San Francisco MOMA to the Royal Opera House, and across Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The Gay Times Book of Short Stories, Bird Song, P.S. I Love You, Fat Zine, and 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves. Everything Must Go , her first novel, debuted this spring. (more…)

A Look at the Frank O’Hara Fire Island Pines Poetry Festival

Posted on July 4, 2014 by in Features, Interviews

“Before there was the Internet, there was Frank O’Hara. We’re just as a culture finally catching up to his manic speed and endlessly divisible attention span”

Since his death in 1966, the poet Frank O’Hara has taken on an iconic stature among admirers of poetry. To honor the work of the beloved poet, The Fire Island Pines Fine Arts Project is presenting the Frank O’Hara Fire Island Pines Poetry Festival, on Saturday, July 12th, at 4 PM. The event will include such noted writers as Eileen Myles, Edmund White, Ariana Reines, Dorothea Lasky, and Saeed Jones. (more…)