'Proprietary' by Randall Mann

A poetic formalist who has close affinities with Thom Gunn, Mann’s breathtaking skill is every bit apparent in his latest collection of poems, Proprietary. … read more

'One of These Things First' by Steven Gaines

Steven Gaines’ poignant memoir of a gay boy growing up in New York City fits in the tradition of Philip Roth whose celebrated novels took on Jewish angst and sexual conflict in the Cold War age… read more

'When We Rise: My Life in the Movement' by Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones’ memoir straddles both the demands of an intimate personal portrait of a gay man at the end of the twentieth century and early twenty-first century, and an in-depth historical record of the LGBT movement in America… read more

'Detainee' by Miguel Murphy

These are dark poems, drawing on dramatic juxtapositions of beauty to ugliness, the sublime to the demonic, and the grotesque to the familiar… read more

'Marlene' by C. W. Gortner

C. W. Gortner’s novelization of the life of Marlene Dietrich, the German stage and film actress who became a legend in American cinema, is a rollicking good read filled with intimate details of her tempestuous life … read more