'For Your Own Good' by Leah Horlick

For Your Own Good is a testimony, a warning, a summoning of all female power to come forth and just be still. Horlick’s sophomore collection is so vulnerable and accessible that I’m sure I’ve written the same poems in my own mind. This beautifully painful collection exposes Horlick for what she really is, a Woman…. read more

'Riot Lung' by Leah Horlick

Leah Horlick’s first collection, Riot Lung (Thistledown Press), offers a journey of seasons and subtle sexual explorations. Throughout this enlightening collection, Horlick travels from a St-Louis drive-in to the subways of New York City to a hotel in her hometown, Saskatoon. No matter what city Horlick is writing about, she has the power to transport… read more

Lambda Literary’s Very Own Summer Writer's Retreat Fellow, Sarah Fonseca, Interviews Jewelle Gomez

Check out an interview by Lambda Literary’s very own Summer Writer’s Retreat fellow, Sarah Fonseca. Fonseca interviewed Jewelle Gomez (a faculty instructor at this year’s retreat) in a beautifully written piece detailing Gomez’s future plans with her new play, Waiting for Giovanni. Gomez also tells of  her plans to write another Gilda novel, GildSera: The… read more

Carol Ann Duffy's 'Rapunzel' to Tour in October

Speaking of the Olympics (because who isn’t talking about the Olympics) recent home in London, Britain’s lesbian Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s  ballet Rapunzel will go on tour starting in October. The ballet was commissioned by London dance house Sadler’s Wells and choreographed by Liv Lorent. If you weren’t able to afford your Olympics ticket, try… read more

Think You Got the Moves like Jagger?

Probably not now! A new bio, Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, claims that the  legendary Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, wasn’t only a ladies’ man but a man’s man too. Check out this article on advocate.com…. read more

Batman and Robin, Friends or Lovers?

Batman and Robin, a couple? Jase Peeples sure thinks so. Check out a couple of strips that expose this “more than friendly” friendship between the two. Apparently, this news roundup has a theme, “Comics Made Me Gay,” by Dale Lazarov, is an essay in captions. Check out this captivating NSFW link at your own risk! … read more

Reginald M. Harris Wins the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize

Do you know how to navigate your autogeography?  Reginald M. Harris does! In his forthcoming collection Autogeography, Harris explores “self” and “earth writing” in his personal life, through his culture of being an African American and his sexual identity as a gay man.  This manuscript, which was awarded the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry… read more

Jennifer Benka Named the Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets

What’s new in literature in the LGBT community? On June 11, 2012,  Jennifer Benka, was announced as the new Executive Director for the Academy of American Poets after years of dedication to varies sectors in nonprofit organizations. Alongside her many achievements working with nonprofit organizations, Benka has written two collections of poetry, Pinko and A… read more