Stephen S. Mills: Sex, Identity and Self

“I’m not only showing the flattering sides of myself, but those dark or random thoughts we’ve probably all had at some point.”

In the striking and intimate Lambda Award winning poetry collection He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices (Sibling Rivalry Press), Stephen S. Mills explores sex, relationships and identity. The Lambda Literary Review asked Mills a few questions about the book and what he has planned next…. read more

Jay Bell: Something Like Love

Jay Bell, the winner of the 25th annual Lambda Literary Award in Gay Romance for his novel, Kamikaze Boys (Jay Bell Books), lives in Germany with his husband, artist and industrial designer Andreas Bell. I asked Jay how the two met…. read more

Reader Meet Author: Personal Advice from Author Laurie Weeks

Do you have problems with your love life? Hate your job? Your social life lacking that certain zing? All questions can be answered through literature—or maybe at least by the people who create it. With that in mind, we here at The Lambda Literary Review have started our very own advice column called “Reader Meet Author.”

This month’s column is handled by author Laurie Weeks…. read more

Jeff Mann, "The Sexiest Man in Europe"

This week, a poem from Jeff Mann.

Jeff Mann’s books include three collections of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine, On the Tongue, and Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology; two books of personal essays, Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear and Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South. He teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia…. read more

Literotic: 'Teleny and Camille' by Jon Macy

In the introduction to Teleny and Camille (Northwest Press)— the 2011 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Best Gay Erotica—the author states his desire is to make something from “the lush language and the erotic scenes” of an erotic novel written by Oscar Wilde and his circle of friends in Victorian England…. read more

Interview: Richard Labonté

One night, I spotted a story list on the day city editor’s overnight spike about a series on gay life in Ottawa – the orgiastic baths, the salacious parks, the feverish sex, the nightmare of exposure… nothing positive. So I proposed a first-person piece about how good gay life could be, and had been for me, as a balance. …For a long time after teens and young adults were “coming out” to me on the streets and in letters sent to me at the paper…. read more