'Clay' by David Groff

On June 30 2013, at the New York City Pride Parade, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) declared an HIV Prevention emergency. Armed with new CDC statistics that report alarming increases in rates of infection among young gay men, members of the group wielded banners (“Fuck Smarter! Fight Harder! FIGHT AIDS!”) and disseminated… read more

Read an Excerpt from David Groff's 'Clay'

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Lambda Literary Review is excited to share an excerpt from poet David Groff’s new collection Clay. Selected by Michael Waters for the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, the collection explores love and memory filtered through the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As Timothy Liu writes in his blurb, Gandhi famously said: ‘Live as if you were to… read more

2013 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices

The Lambda Literary Foundation is proud to announce details for the 2013 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, the nation’s premier queer writers residency.

Faculty members include Samuel R. Delany, Malindo Lo, Sarah Schulman, and David Groff…. read more

David Groff Takes Home the 2012 Louise Bogan Award

Congratulations are in order for 2012 Louise Bogan Award Winner and Lambda Literary Poetry Editor David Groff. Look out for his highly acclaimed work, Clay, which is forthcoming from Trio House Press. [TrioHousePress]… read more

phati'tude: The Lavender Issue, ed. by Timothy Liu

Today we’re excited to bring you The Lavender Issue of phati’tude, guest edited by Timothy Liu. This incredible collection features work by almost thirty LGBT contributors, including twenty-two poets (Eileen Myles and our own David Groff among them). Originally slated for release in summer 2010, we’re now excited to offer a complete PDF of the magazine on our site and share this issue with even more queer readers… read more

Queering Poetics, or “Werking” It

Queer (adj) 1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular. 2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady. 3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish. 4. mentally unbalanced or deranged. 5. slang: homosexual; effeminate; unmanly. It was a delightfully confusing conversation. While discussing graduate school possibilities with… read more

'Persistent Voices' ed. by Philip Clark & David Groff

In October of 1985, I was a freshmen in college, turning 18, and watching Rock Hudson dying from AIDS on television, his pained and depleted visage saturating the airwaves and our young souls with a cautionary message about sex and death. My view of the world, and my place in it as a young queer… read more

'Persistent Voices' Reading @ BloomBars [Photos]

Photographer Michael Jantzen captured Randall Mann, Philip Clark, Sarah Browning, David Groff, Miguel Murphy, Alex Dimitrov, and Eduardo C. Corral (not pictured) gathered for a reading of Persistent Voices (Alyson) at BloomBars…. read more

RJ Gibson recaps AWP 2011

My 10 Favorite Moments of AWP This was the first time in the last couple years that I wasn’t working on grad school assignments while at AWP. With those requirements gone the whole thing is an entirely different beast. I think my answer this year is pretty much like last year’s (so forgive me if… read more