'Don't Call Us Dead' by Danez Smith

In Don’t Call Us Dead, Smith’s attention moves from the violence perpetrated on black boys to queerness and HIV and back to race, using startling forms and imaginative leaps…. read more

'The Argonauts' by Maggie Nelson

The Argonauts, a slim book by poet and critic Maggie Nelson, contains multitudes. It’s an appreciation of her favorite queer thinkers. It’s a chronicle of first-time motherhood. It’s also the best kind of nonfiction read, the kind that enlarges one’s reading list by half…. read more

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

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