'Radiance' by Emanuel Xavier

Xavier’s spectral invocations derive no small power from an eye for simultaneity: between past and present, life and death, and for events separated only by geographical distance… read more

'Nefarious' by Emanuel Xavier

Nefarious is a testament whose utterance often feels less printed than voiced by a cool gust pushing newspapers along the city’s now-gentrified streets and renovated piers, where hustlers and other outcasts of society once made defiant gestures of survival…. read more

Larry Closs: Bringing Back the Beats with 'Beatitude'

“I had wanted to be a writer long before I read On the Road, but when I did, it had the same effect on me as it does on nearly every aspiring writer. Kerouac made me believe that I could be a writer.” Screw expectations. That’s what the Beats said, even if they found the popular dictate impossible… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Emanuel Xavier

“I started writing because all odds were against me and I wanted to share my own unique experiences so that others like me would know they are not alone in this world.”

“The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda Literary column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

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'Closer' by Christopher Stephen Soden

Christopher Stephen Soden’s work Closer, stirs. It is filled with wry, coercive wanting—his poems waft past ethereal men, Gods, jock straps and stars while stomping a foothold on the Texas plain and in sex, queer sex. Soden, who completed his MFA in poetry at Vermont College in 2005 and was named a Lambda Literary Fellow… read more

Book Buzz #27: March 2011

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, Rebel Satori Press joins forces with NYC’s El Museo del Barrio to publish Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry. The anthology includes poems by a number of out Latino poets, including Rigoberto Gonzalez, Luzma Umpierre, A.B. Lugo and Emanuel Xavier, who also edited. [Source] Another out poet, Lambda Literary Award… read more

'Slut Machine' by Shane Allison

Slut Machine (Queer Mojo) by Shane Allison is a thoroughly enjoyable, frequently raunchy, and poetically compelling account of gay male eroticism and identity. Widely ranging in formal experimentation, including free verse, sestinas, and pantoums, the poems speak to us with a seemingly autobiographical and fairly plain-spoken voice about the many pleasures and occasional pains of… read more

Book Buzz July 2009

Hannah Free, starring Sharon Gless and based on Claudia Allen’s acclaimed stage play about the unabashed love of two women over several decades, will premiere at Outfest Los Angeles on July 10. As the film schedules future festival dates, Bella Books has acquired the print and digital rights to the novelization of the play, which… read more