Pride month special, y’all! This June has been a real highlight for me, writing- and reading-wise. I had 2 bookish pieces published (including an epic Pride reading list I’m kind of proud of), and I got to talk to Nicole Dennis-Benn about her new (very big-deal and very great) novel Patsy. And the good good […]
Hello, I am alive and still reading and reviewing books! Life keeps getting more hectic, it seems, but it’s not July yet so here I am with my May wrap up! May was API Heritage Month, so I made a point to read several Asian/Asian America authors in celebration of that and as an excuse […]
April ended two weeks ago (?!), but like all of us out here in this world, I’m somehow busier than I expect so I’m a little behind on, well, everything. But I did read a lot last month, so I’m here with a wrap-up for you! April is National Poetry Month, and I read a […]
March went by so fast, how did that happen?! I had a great month. I had some articles published; I went to AWP and saw Kristin Stewart *and* got a selfie with Melissa Febos (bless her gracious heart for dealing with my fangirling), both of which made my gay life; I heard T Kira Madden […]
The Collected Schizophrenias is a memoir and a sociological exploration, an inside story and an academic examination.
A great month of reading for me means a long list of recommendations for you! Plus, a challenge check-in and some stats!
“…this monster, the body, this miracle, its pain, will soon make us taper into mysticism, or rise, with rapid beats of the wings…”
Happy 2019 everyone! I’ve never been much for New Years resolutions because who knows where the year will take me? I will probably need to adapt/modify my goals to some circumstance I don’t foresee, and anyway time is a construct and a calendar change means nothing and all that. But this year, I do want […]
Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Graywolf Press, 2017 I picked up Don’t Call Us Dead because of my ongoing goal to read a lot of queer voices across genres. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not just reading decisions; life decisions. First, a story. I’ll be the first to admit I can […]
We All Need to Eat by Alex Leslie Book*hug, 2018 (spoiler free) Poetic and timely, the sophomore short story collection We All Need to Eat by Lambda Literary award winning Vancouver writer Alex Leslie explores identity, family, body and love. Soma, a young queer Jewish woman in Vancouver, B.C., is struggling. In these non-chronological stories that chart […]