Eileen Myles Calls for a Poet’s Strike

When May 1st rolls around, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Eileen Myles wants poets to put down their books and pens. Why don’t we all refuse to write or read poetry on May 1st and turn our energies towards political acts all over the country and you know why not the world. This idea was floated in… read more

Chris Colfer Sells a Script

Glee’s most fabulous star has recently sold a pilot script based on The Little Leftover Witch by Florence Laughlin. The Disney Channel is slated to develop the series, which will follow the story of a young witch who is taken in by a family after she crashes her broom. Colfer will continue to star in… read more

Poems for Your Queerly Beloved

Need some help wooing your honey this Valentine’s Day? Here are fourteen of our favorite queer love poems, rounded up from LambdaLiterary.org and across the web. Who better to start us off than Sappho? In this fragment, translated by Richard Lattimore, she describes just how much havoc a crush can wreak: “Let me only glance… read more

3 Dollar Bill: Queer AWP Reading [Recap]

A Photo Gallery One of the biggest highlights of AWP 2011 took place on Thursday night at the HRC Equality Forum. Organized by 2010 Lambda Fellow, Ilse Bendorf, the “3 Dollar Bill: Queer AWP Reading” included rapid-fire readings by some of our favorite poets, novelists and memoirists. Journalist Selena Simmons-Duffin shared this photo diary…. read more

The Year in Queer Poetry

2010 was a great year for LGBT poetry, bringing us some exciting new voices, books, and trends. As the year comes to an end, here are some of the highlights: This fall seminal poet Mary Oliver, whom The Weekly Standard has described as “among the finest poets the English language has ever produced,” published Swan:… read more

Eileen Myles: On Her Own Terms

Poet. Professor. Thought-provoker. Don’t call Eileen Myles’ new novel, Inferno, a memoir. Although, Myles’ main character is an aspiring poet named Eileen Myles who leaves Boston for a mythical downtown Manhattan in the 70’s to become a poet-cum-rock-star, any verisimilitude is at once intentional and a contradiction in terms. Like her protagonist Myles went to… read more

Inferno (a poet's novel) by Eileen Myles

Well I’ll be a poet. What could be more foolish and obscure. I became a lesbian. From “An American Poem” by Eileen Myles Inferno is a chameleon. Some readers will come to Inferno (OR Books) for its story about how to become a poet. Some readers will want its imaginative history of New York in… read more

Eileen Myles @ Center for Fiction [NYC-10/28]

Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) with Eileen Myles Date: Thursday, October 28th Time: 7 pm Details: FREE LOCATION: The Center for Fiction, 17 E 47th St between Fifth and Madison Aves (212-755-6710, www.centerforfiction.org). Subway: B, D, F, V to 47-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center; 6, E, V to Lexington-Third Ave-51st St; 7, B, D, F, V to 42nd… read more

[Trailer] 'Inferno (a poet's novel)' by Eileen Myles

Perhaps one of the most powerful video trailers we’ve seen all summer comes from “the rock star of modern poetry” (Bust) Eileen Myles. Check out this quote from Alison Bechdel: I was completely stupefied by Inferno in the best of ways. In fact, I think I must feel kind of like Dante felt after seeing the… read more