For National Poetry Month, an ode to the queer poets who talk about their love, fight for justice, and helped me save myself.
Books by people of color are more likely to be banned, Cherríe Moraga on the re-release of This Bridge Called My Back, a new webseries that’s basically lesbian pulp fiction come to life and more!
BOOK IT, forgotten feminist epics, recommended books by trans women, diversity and more.
Toni Morrison on experimenting, what Sappho sounded like, women authors to read immediately, a bunch of upcoming book-related events and more.
Lambda finalists, queer representation in comics, Emily Books getting more awesome and more.
Canadian queer women’s classic books, Asian American literature after Amy Tan, failing to keep a diary, optional bookmarks and more.
“I didn’t want the only thing I had ever known to be taken away from me. So I ignored my desires in order not to lose everything I loved.”
New Toni Morrison, make a tiny zine, literary podcasts, writing difference and more.
Marginalized writers learning to value their own stories, interviews with queer and trans artists of color, a new Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie story, bisexuality in sci fi and more.
An interview with Daisy Hernández, free ebooks and audiobooks, the end of “sweet, biddable girls” in fairy tales and more.
Come join the Speakeasy Book Club as we quest for literary enlightenment and embiggen our collective minds.
Marginalia, feminist shelfies, expanding the queer canon, 2014 in queer diversity in YA and more.
#BlackPoetsSpeakOut, notable book lists, new Harry Potter, we are reading so much and more.
A handful of gift suggestions, how independent and second-hand bookstores are surviving, unlikable female characters, Canadian literary jokes and more.
Out black lesbian Jacqueline Woodson wins in youth fiction, sci-fi gender pioneer Ursula LeGuin takes home an award for distinguished contributions to American letters and skewers capitalism and Lemony Snicket ruins the mood with racist jokes.
Texts from Jane Eyre as a new form of literary criticism, whether to finish every book you start, strong opinions on book lists and more.
Susan Sontag, LeVar Burton, librarians with algorithms, emotional truths, queer Halloween reads and so much more!
“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
Halloween reading, which grammar mistakes are not mistakes, an app for discovering literature by people of color, reading women’s writing and more.
This is simultaneously one of the most informative and inspirational books I’ve read in a long time.It’s like a primer for how to be an effective artist or community worker.