Lesbian and Bisexual Literary Showcase

Bluestockings Books hosts a reading across genres featuring Lambda Literary Award winners and featured writers: Ellis Avery is the author of two novels and a memoir.  Her first novel, The Teahouse Fire, set in the tea ceremony world of 19th century Japan, has been translated into five languages and won the Lambda Award for lesbian… read more

New 'Bloom' is out

After a 3 year hiatus, the new issue of Bloom is out and it’s gorgeous. Charles Flowers has once again curated a lovely group of writers including several Lambda Award winners, finalists, and friends: Kristin Naca, Randall Mann, Mark Doty, Rachel M. Simon and Dan Bellm among others. Order your copy here. Photo via John Masterson…. read more

Rachel M. Simon: Five Poets Who Changed My Life

Tim Seibles When I was in high school in the cultural wasteland of suburban Dallas, Tim Seibles was giving readings at Fun Ed (where you could take classes in wine appreciation and resume writing in an office park/strip mall).  It was possibly the least poetic setting possible, but he introduced me to Neruda’s “Sexual Water”… read more