'The Best American Poetry 2012' Launch Reading

Don’t miss this year’s The Best American Poetry launch reading on Thursday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. at The New School in New York City. Series Editor David Leham and Guest Editor Mark Doty will be presenting poets and poems from the 25th edition of the acclaimed series. Readers include queer poets: Eduardo C. Corral, Richard… read more

Eileen Myles and JD Samson in Conversation

Recaps Magazine’s Martabel Wasserman chats with poet Eileen Myles and Le Tigre’s JD Samson about gender expression, politics, art, and the Occupy Wall Street movement. [Recaps]… read more

Whatever Happens to Pussy Riot Happens to Me

Among the Ace Hotel’s typical clientele (who were carrying on business as usual in the bar upstairs) it’s unusual to spot a riot grrrl or radical faerie—but yesterday there were plenty in attendance, when at least 200 feminists, queers, and other artist-activists gathered to hear Pussy Riot’s lyrics, poetry, and trial statements read aloud in solidarity.

The evening’s long program featured an impressive list of readers, including Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond, and actress Chloë Sevigny.
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Cliterotica: Summer 2012

It’s that time again, folks: Here’s your quarterly lesbian erotica review roundup, brought to you by the letter Q and Lambda Literary Foundation. Here are some of the best of the best. I’m sure you’ll find something to keep you occupied over the hot summer…. read more

An Open Letter to Eileen Myles

Dear Eileen Myles, Your new tandem book Snowflake / different streets (Wave Books) feels so good in my hands. I like to cradle it in my open palms―different streets: Newer Poems in my left hand and Snowflake: New Poems in my right. Next I lift it to my nose, sniff the thick card stock pages, then flip… read more

The 2012 Guggenheim Fellows Have Been Announced

Great news: Alison Bechdel and Eileen Myles have been honored with a fellowship for their contributions to the creative arts. The Guggenheim Fellowship will help these talents work creatively for a number of months without having to fret over funding…… read more