'Vanilla' by Billy Merrell

Written in verse, the novel showcases Merrell’s deft lyricism and an astute understanding of the social mores of contemporary gay youth. … read more

Dancing to the Beat of My Own Story

“In the folk dance, a traditional tarantella sways in a rapidly increasing tempo, back and forth [….] As I worked on my debut novel named for this dance, I sometimes felt I was making no more forward progress than a tarantella dancer…”… read more

‘The One You Get’ by Jason Tougaw

Anything can be altered: bodies, minds and stories. And they can be altered through various means: substances, other people, and the passage of time. Tougaw is not only very aware of this, but also very curious about it. The memoir itself is a product of this curiosity… read more