BookBuzz #26 Feb 2011

The American Library Association’s  2011 Over the Rainbow selections in eleven queer writing categories have been announced.  Selected by the ALA’s GLBT Round Table, the list goes to librarians, archivists, information professionals, and library readers as recommended titles. [GLBTRT] One of those Top Eleven was Raymond Luczak’s poetry collection Mute (A Midsummer Night’s Press).  Mute also received a… read more

Over the Rainbow's Top 11 Books

Last night “Over the Rainbow Book List” from the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table announced their Top 11 of 2011 books along with their inaugural list of 108 books published in 2010 and 2009. The Top 11 list includes a diverse assortment of titles (poetry, illustrated, essays, anthologies), a few LLF favorites like Lambda… read more

MUTE by Raymond Luczak [Trailer]

Our video trailer of the week features Raymond Luczak’s poetry collection MUTE (A Midsummer Night’s Press), published in April and reviewed here by Rigoberto Gonzalez. Back in May, John Morgan Wilson traded emails with Luczak. Read their exchange here…. read more

Raymond Luczak. Deaf with a capital D.

Raymond Luczak (pronounced with a silent “c”), a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is the author and editor of eleven books, starting with the Lambda Literary Award-nominated anthology Eyes of Desire: A Deaf Gay & Lesbian Reader (Alyson, 1993).  Other titles include Assembly Required: Notes from a Deaf Gay Life (RID Press, 2009) and Mute: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2010).  His… read more

'Mute' by Raymond Luczak

“A deaf man is a foreign country./ He remains forever a language to learn,” declares the speaker in “Instructions to Hearing Persons Desiring a Deaf Man,” one of many “educational” poems in Raymond Luczak’s newest collection of poetry. A deaf poet, Luczak offers plenty of helpful tips for men pursuing a relationship or romance with… read more

'Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader' by Raymond Luczak

Jon A. Kastrup, a deaf gay man, has loved art since his youth in the 1970s, yet became a lawyer because he felt the need to prove himself in the hearing world. He found happiness when he moved to San Francisco and became an artist. “Would I have been an artist if I were hearing?”… read more