'Sweet Dreams' by Pamela Sneed

In this slim 48 page book, a reader has the chance to get to know how the powerful, lesbian artist and writer, Pamela Sneed came to be… read more

'Proxy' by R. Erica Doyle

Don’t be deceived by the smooth, delicate exterior of Proxy (Belladonna), and don’t expect to breeze through its interior, either. R. Erica Doyle’s recently released book of prose poems is not for the passive reader. Where poetic and narrative predictability might be expected, Doyle generates stimulating, sometimes frustrating, patterns of obfuscation. Proxy offers readers a… read more

Transfeminism in Literature: Reading and Discussion

What is transfeminism? How does it redefine genre and gender poetics? Join Belladonna* as we host Transfeminism in Literature, a reading and discussion investigating transfeminist theory in contemporary literature, featuring poets Trish Salah, Tim Trace Peterson and critics Nicholas Birns and TL Cowan. Discussion will be moderated by poet Joy Ladin…. read more

Belladonna* Benefit Performance and Live Auction

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 6:30 pm Annual Belladonna*  Benefit Performance and Live Auction Location: Hi Art! 227 West 29th Street, 4th Floor (between 7th & 8th) New York, NY 10001 The Belladonna* Benefit will showcase a performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye, live auction by renowned auctioneer Erin Ward of Star Benefit Auctions with… read more

'The Wide Road' by Carla Harryman & Lyn Hejinian

Sinuous, seductive, rife with sexy, feminine energy, The Wide Road (Belladonna) is hard to categorize. It blurs the line between poetry and prose, gender and sexuality, body and story, universality and individuality. Like a road, the “story” of this book flows forward—a landscape ever changing and narrated by “we.” It is a melding of voices,… read more

Belladonna Series--Our Material Lives: Feminism and Poetry at Various Ages

This season, the Belladonna Collaborative will be celebrating its 12th year of promoting the work of local and international feminist writers. Our 2011-2012 events (held at Dixon Place–downtown New York’s lab for experimental theater, radical performance and literature) will be centered around the idea of the “material life” of the artist, that is, the artist… read more

New in March: Bachardy, Vidal, Jansson

& Books Not Found Anywhere Else Compiling this list every month is bar none my most challenging duty. Gathering a list of LGBT books published every month isn’t as easy as it seems. Pub dates change. Genres evolve. Authors come out. However, this is perhaps one of the most important jobs I get to do…. read more