Michael Montlack

'Divining Divas' ed. by Michael Montlack

One-hundred pages into Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses, I stopped thinking of it as a book and started thinking of it as a party. At the party, I was the guest of honor and all of the poets kept telling me how much they loved my hair—as a woman, reading Divining Divas… read more

Divining Gay Poets: Some Talk about Sex, the Soul, and Career

One of the most anticipated and exciting events at the Associated Writers & Writing Programs Conference, held this year in Chicago, was the reading for Michael Montlack’s new poetry anthology Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses (Lethe).  The conference, as always, was a highly successful event in which gay men, lesbians, and straight people… read more

Literary Pride Calendar - NYC Edition

Celebrate Pride in New York City with these literary events all week. Bob Smith’s Book Launch with Susan Blackwell, Lea DeLaria & Eddie Sarfaty Monday, June 20 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ Barnes & Noble | 2289 Broadway at 82 Street | New York, NY Celebrate the publication of Bob Smith’s novel Remembrance of Things I Forgot with readings by… read more

'Cool Limbo' by Michael Montlack

If any poetry collection by a first-time author can be called “much anticipated,” Cool Limbo (NYQ Books) is it. Michael Montlack, editor of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated essay collection My Diva, has been entertaining audiences at readings for the past decade with poems that are consistently witty, edgy and sharp; at their best, they cut… read more

Sarah Machinak wins Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award

Gival Press announced that Sarah Machinak is the latest winner of the 9th Annual Oscar Wilde Award (2010) for “the best previously unpublished original poem written in English that relates GLBT life.” Her poem “L.B.A.” was chosen by last year’s winner, Chino Mayrina. The award carries a cash prize of $100. We’re also happy to report… read more