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Don Weise: Magnus Rising


“I think debates over what makes a book great are largely among writers and people who teach literature. The rest of us I don’t think really care. I’d say we’re more interested in whether we connect with a book…”

Publisher Don Weise took some time to talk with the Lambda Literary about his publishing imprint, Magnus Books, the future of LGBT publishing, and what characteristics make a book “great.”… read more

Daniel Mendelsohn: Beyond Borders, Beyond Identities


 “I learn things when people write intelligently about my books. That’s what you want as a writer, you want to be taken seriously and you want to be read intelligently. You can learn from an intelligent review—not necessarily a ‘positive’ review.” Waiting for the Barbarians , the latest collection of essays by Daniel Mendelsohn, covers… read more

Edmund White: Invention, Imagination, and Memory


“…gays only make up about 3% of the population so we spend our whole lives ‘translating’ straight movies, books, ballets into gay terms and studying the heterosexuals around us—we know much more about them than they know about us, just as blacks know a lot about whites but whites know virtually nothing about blacks.” At… read more

Very (Queer) Best of National Poetry Month


This April, magazines and blogs across the web have been running poem specials to celebrate National Poetry Month. With only a couple days left, I thought I’d take stock and share some of my favorites so far:… read more