'The Professor' by Terry Castle

Interesting fact:  when it was first published in hardcover, Terry Castle’s The Professor:  A Sentimental Education was called The Professor and Other Writings (Harper Perennial). The paperback title alludes obviously to Flaubert’s novel, but it also suggests Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey, which Castle mentions, and Lynn Barber’s An Education, which was made into an… read more

New in March: Bachardy, Vidal, Jansson

& Books Not Found Anywhere Else Compiling this list every month is bar none my most challenging duty. Gathering a list of LGBT books published every month isn’t as easy as it seems. Pub dates change. Genres evolve. Authors come out. However, this is perhaps one of the most important jobs I get to do…. read more

New in February UPDATED

“Make It Be Spring!” Here’s a list of new LGBT-relevant books to help us cope with the impending winter storms. From Homo Thugs to Shakesqueer, we’ve got it all. Kelley Eskridge‘s acclaimed novel, Solitaire (Small Beer), was reissued late last month and we hope to bring you a Q&A soon. Reality TV-show star Tabatha Coffey has… read more

23 Highly Anticipated* Books of 2011

AWP 2011 was abuzz with old friends and new friends alike. In between the lectures, panels, readings, and receptions we compiled this list of new and forthcoming books that authors, publishers, editors and readers are already buzzing about. What books are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments section below…. read more

2010 in Review: Ginsberg & The Beats

Beats were Bisexual? This year Allen Ginsbergs parter, Peter Orlovsky died. And with the release of the film, Howl, staring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg, came a slew of new books and reissues centered around The Beats. Edmund White even wrote a wonderful piece for the NYRoB noting, “almost all of the Beats were bisexual… read more

'Howl; A Graphic Novel' by Allen Ginsberg & Eric Drooker

Fans of Eric Drooker’s earlier books (Flood, Blood Song) may find this graphic novel disappointing. It’s exciting that a leftist artist like Drooker was chosen to animate a leftist poem like Howl. But this book is not truly a graphic novel. These illustrations are simply stills taken from the film Howl (which came out earlier… read more

'If You Follow Me' by Malena Watrous

Lambda Literary Award Finalist The journey of Marina, a 22-year-old woman teaching English in rural Japan, resembles sweeping waves that call back to her namesake, where she is pushed and pulled into the foreign waters that are Japan and its strict codes of social conduct. Marina’s job brings in a host of local Japanese characters,… read more

'The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet' by Myrlin A. Hermes

Lambda Literary Award Finalist First off, a confession: although I love Shakespeare and consider myself an avid Shakespearean scholar and reader, Hamlet has always been one of my least favorite Shakespeare plays. After all, it lacks the lusty bloodletting of Macbeth, the utterly tragic pathos of King Lear, or the gender bending sexual dissidence of… read more

'Mornings with Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship' by Dwayne Raymond

Here we have a literary memoir without a supporting cast of glitzy celebrities, no salacious gossip, and not a hint of sex.  And here’s the kicker:  I liked it! With Mornings with Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship, author Dwayne Raymond has crafted a well written and tender look into the last years of one of our most… read more

'More of This World or Maybe Another' by Barb Johnson

Lambda Award Finalist Anyone who has been worrying about the current state of fiction or who has any questions about why that matters should read More of This World or Maybe Another,  a new collection of short stories by Barb Johnson.  Reading these stories feels like falling in love with the whole brutal world again. … read more