'Allen Ginsberg' by Steve Finbow

I have heard rumors, lately, of a poet once of the City of New York named Ahron Grinsberg, no wait, that’s my building manager, let’s see, yes, here: Allen Ginsberg. He seemed to have had a faint few followers when he resided in the formerly seedy East Village…. read more

'Buddha in My Belly' by Brittany K. Fonte

If Roseanne Barr wrote prose poems, they wouldn’t be so very different from those in Buddha in My Belly, Brittany K. Fonte’s debut collection (Hopewell Publications, 2012).  Like Barr’s routines, these pieces are sardonic, honest—and about women. Sometimes it’s hard to be one. Okay, that was Tammy. Anyway…. read more

'My Sister Chaos' by Lara Fergus

The world of My Sister Chaos (Spinifex Press) is disconcerting. Always near the surface of this quiet and speculative methodical tale is the fact that we are in a time of crisis…. read more

The Banal and the Profane: Sarah Sarai

“…I freely tell you, I’m a dyke. And tomorrow is my birthday! So maybe the glow from birthdays is already glowing. And my hair still looks good. And I’m going to work on another story in a three-story series no one wants to publish.”

“The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda Literary column in which we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives. This month’s “Banal and Profane” column comes to us from Sarah Sarai…. read more

Literary Pride Calendar - NYC Edition

Celebrate Pride in New York City with these literary events all week. Bob Smith’s Book Launch with Susan Blackwell, Lea DeLaria & Eddie Sarfaty Monday, June 20 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ Barnes & Noble | 2289 Broadway at 82 Street | New York, NY Celebrate the publication of Bob Smith’s novel Remembrance of Things I Forgot with readings by… read more