25th Annual Triangle Awards: Winners Announced

Last night the Publishing Triangle held its 25th Annual Triangle Awards ceremony at The New School in New York, honoring the best LGBT fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2012. Among this year’s winners are: Lysley Tenorio for her debut novel Monstress, Richard Blanco for his poetry collection Looking for the Gulf Motel, and Alison… read more

Read Eileen Myles' Excerpt from the New Sister Spit Anthology

For all of you lovers of LGBTQ literature eagerly awaiting the release of Sister Spit’s debut anthology—indeed, the day has finally arrived. Sister Spit: Writing, Rants, and Reminiscence from the Road has just hit bookstore shelves, and in the spirit of celebration, the Lambda Literary Review is offering a sneak peak of the collection…. read more

'Moonman: New and Selected Poems' by Clifton Snider

Poet, critic, and political activist, Clifton Snider has been writing and publishing since the early 70s. Yet, despite good critical reception and the admiration of discerning readers, his work has flown under the radar. World Parade Books’ release of Moonman: New and Selected Poems may at long last bring Snider the wider visibility he deserves…. read more

Shane Allison: He Remembers

“You have to decide how honest you want to be in your writing: if you want to leave it in your diary or put it in a book. Yes, the experiences are intense but you have to allow yourself to go there, to cross that line.”

At the heart of Joe Brainard’s I Remember is a counter-intuitive nostalgia for unbelonging. In his long form poem-cum-memoir, Brainard shares glimpses of his childhood and early adulthood that evoke lusty contradictions—the pleasure, pain, and curiosity of growing up different in America. It is a tribute to the self that survived, and the selves lost along the way.

In the same way Shane Allison’s own version of I Remember, published in 2012 by Future Tense Books, also evokes a sense of wonder, frustration, joy and sadness…. read more

Cheryl Clarke: The Never-Ending Resource that is Black Queerness

“There is queer activism in the African diaspora and wherever that movement is, there is always cultural production.” I was introduced to the iconic Cheryl Clarke while organizing a conference on spirituality and sexuality with writer and scholar Ashon T. Crawley for the Newark Pride Alliance in Newark, NJ in 2008. Ashon and I marveled… read more