D.A. Powell: A Wonderful Queer Place

“Poetry serves as a place for us to renew our relationship with language, and as such, it’s always going to feel a little esoteric, a little outside of the norm in terms of what gets valued in our culture.”

Poet D.A. Powell took some time to talk with Lambda Literary about his new book, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, and his thoughts about contemporary poetry…. read more

L. Lamar Wilson: Sacrilegion

“It is my hope that my work forces us to face our fears of HIV/AIDS. Life has brought me intimately close to facing my own, and I hope Sacrilegion gives readers their own sublime experience in the mirror.” Sylvia Plath once remarked, “I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I mustn’t say this, I like… read more

Happy National Poetry Month

Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry observed every April. While there’s no reason not to celebrate poetry every day, here are a few places to get started this month if you need a little inspiration…… read more

D.A. Powell salutes Angelo Nikolopoulos

“Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest Winners’ Reading Remarks by D. A. Powell Though the delights and temptations of the flesh have captivated many writers, we can probably count on one hand the number of poets who have truly elevated pig play and fisting to a level of profound artistic expression. To acknowledge our cultural discomfort with… read more

D. A. Powell, Eleanor Lerman & Mary Cappello among '11 Guggenheim Fellows

We are so happy to see several friends of Lambda Literary Foundation represented among the 180 Guggenheim Fellowship winners, announced earlier this week by the Guggenheim Board of Trustees. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim… read more

'Dunstan Thompson' ed. by D.A. Powell and Kevin Prufer

We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but just look at the pillow-lipped, sleepy-eyed poet gazing out from a soft-focus 1940s sepiatone on Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master and your hunch is bound to be right. What’s inside is just as out of the ordinary… read more

Triangle Awards and Ferro-Grumley Award Finalists announced

LGBT Book Awards Season is in full swing, and this morning the finalists for the Publishing Triangle’s 22nd Annual Triangle Awards as well as the Ferro-Grumley Award nominees were announced. The award ceremony will take place in New York City on April 29, 2010. Honorees include professor and editor Blanche Wiesen Cook and publicist Michele Karlsberg. Book… read more