Lez Liberty Lit: Kink and History


Hi and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit!

“This Spring, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books, May 2018) was released in collaboration with Lambda Literary. The anthology is the first of its kind in the English speaking world, and spans nearly 100 years of literary history. It pushes against the historical and biographical erasure of queer poets of color from too many literary classrooms,” writes Christopher Soto at Lit Hub.

Asian and Asian American literature are exploding.

Sex writing should always be about more than just sex.

Misogynistic Dystopias, Ranked By How Likely They Are in Real Life.”

At Electric Literature, Michelle Tea discusses archiving queer history, curation, moving to Los Angeles, Sister Spit, dark queer humour and more.

August is Women in Translation Month. Read these 13 books and these 50 books by women in translation. Read these, too.

“It’s important to understand where BDSM came from, and where it comes from is not always pretty.” At Tonic, the author of a new history of BDSM talks about where it came from, bridging history and kink and more.

Why are portrayals of women journalists so rare?

“What had once been a technique for subduing the vulnerable is still with us, but now it’s also become the technique by which we subdue our passion and intelligence and keep our vulnerabilities private and intact,” writes Joshua Cohen on distraction.

Writers need dogs. Or cats.

Little Free Libraries are magic.

Read these 10 new comics from women creators. Read these books about the outdoors.

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Ryan Yates

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

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