New Month! New books!¬†February is here and with it a¬†plethora¬†of new LGBT titles‚ÄĒranging from cultural¬†criticism¬†to¬†romance.

Pornography and¬†feminism walk hand and hand in¬†The Feminist Porn Book,¬†a new collection from¬†Feminist¬†Press.¬†Edited by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu and Mireille Miller-Young, this collection brings together pornographers,¬†artists, and¬†academics¬†to¬†investigate¬†pornography’s place¬†in the feminist movement.

From the publisher:

The Feminist Porn Book¬†brings together for the first time writings by feminists in the adult industry and research by feminist porn scholars. This book investigates not only how feminists understand pornography, but also how feminists¬†do¬†porn‚ÄĒthat is, direct, act in, produce, and consume one of the world’s most lucrative and growing industries. With original contributions by Susie Bright, Candida Royalle, Betty Dodson, Nina Hartley, Buck Angel, and more,¬†The Feminist Porn Book¬†updates the debates of the porn wars of the 1980s, which sharply divided the women’s movement, and identifies pornography as a form of expression and labor in which women and other minorities produce power and pleasure.

Mscweeny’s is publishing, White Girls,¬†the long-awaited new book by noted New Yorker critic and¬†firebrand¬†Hilton Als.


[…]¬†Hilton Als‚Äôs first book since ‚ÄúThe Women‚ÄĚ fourteen years ago, finds one of¬†The New Yorker‚Äôs boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of ‚Äúwhite girls,‚ÄĚ as Als dubs them‚ÄĒan expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O‚ÄôConnor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and non-fiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.

This month sees the release of a new short story collection The Rest of Us by Guy Mark Foster.

From Tincture/Lethe Press:

[a] collection of short stories that embrace the breadth and depth of being a gay African-American, [this book] approaches life from the angst of youth and first love to the familiarities of cruising and romancing later in life. The boys and men in Guy Mark Foster’s tales refuse to be bound by the heavy chains of oppressive religion in the family household or racism encountered on campus. And this strength will be needed to face the passions stirring in their chests, their bedrooms, their lives.

February is the time for love (It’s heart-shaped candies¬†consumption¬†time!) and to help usher in all those feelings of¬†adoration Cleis Press is releasing The Best¬†Lesbian¬†Romance 2013¬†edited¬†by¬†renowned¬†writer and publisher¬†Radclyffe:

Radclyffe, the¬†Best Lesbian Romance¬†series legendary editor and a bestselling romance writer herself, says it best: ‚ÄúLove and romance may defy simple definition, but every story in this collection speaks to the universal thread that binds lovers everywhere‚ÄĒpossibility.‚ÄĚ In Radclyffe‚Äôs own ‚ÄúStaying Power,‚ÄĚ a farm boi falls for an older, blond equestrienne at the horse ranch. A tryst with a gorgeous masked stranger at an ‚ÄúExotic Masquerade‚ÄĚ boosts the confidence and desire of a married couple in L.T. Marie‚Äôs charming and surprising tale. Seeing and being seen is the subject of Catherine Paulssen‚Äôs ‚ÄúLife Drawing,‚ÄĚ in which a ravishing artist‚Äôs model turns looking into longing and perhaps something more. Heart-melting love stories from Cheyenne Blue, Andrea Dale, Charlotte Dare, Sacchi Green, Anna Meadows and more. These are tales to read and fall in love by, all year long.

Also this month, expect new releases from poet L. Lamar Wilson, artist Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, and biographer Patrick McGilligan.

As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.





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