Lez Liberty Lit: I Love A Semicolon


Hey there and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit! It’s been a week for me so please enjoy this bite-sized edition.

The gay bar is the wardrobe into gay Narnia.”

Semicolons are good, actually; in fact, they are perfect.

In Torey Peters’s Detransition, Baby, “Peters is less interested in resolution than in the continual project of reckoning with ourselves. She confronts the unruliness of our desires, and our vitality as we struggle within their limits.”

Can we control the voice in our head?”

We have to save books from the book people.”

Here’s what’s up with the great gay-Jewish poetry brawl of 1829.

At Lit Hub, Urvi Kumbhat discusses the mango as a symbol in diasporic writing, observing, “The mango rests uneasily between symbol and sumptuous fruit, especially in diasporic literature.”

“Didion’s real insights were about what holds society together, or tears it apart.”

Consider: a nemesis.

Read these queer books out early this year. Read these books in 2021. Read these books about Black joy. Read these books when you’re a weird girl. Read these books on self-love.

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Carolyn Yates was the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com, with bylines in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. They live in Los Angeles and also on twitter and instagram.

Carolyn has written 1078 articles for us.

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