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 […]
“I often wondered why we couldn’t talk about the present, why the past held all the promise while the future sat before us like stagnant water.” (CW: suicide, light spoilers) Kristen Arnett is one of my favorite people to follow in the internet. Though Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) is her debut novel, she’s […]
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 […]
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Black History Month 2019 by the books: classics, fiction, nonfiction, dystopia, romance, all the things!
If there is one takeaway I got from James Baldwin’s 1956 classic novel Giovanni’s Room, it’s that internalized homophobia kills.
The Collected Schizophrenias is a memoir and a sociological exploration, an inside story and an academic examination.
A sprawling epic of internal growth, sparked by a love story.
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 […]