This edition is FULL OF TREASURES. Ali and I read two books and asked ten(ish) questions to poet, writer, and die-hard dyke Ali Liebegott for you. Also, many dog photos!
This week: Eileen Myles, Emily Books, lesbians in comic books, Lady Business, technology and fiction, and what we’re reading.
“I said I’d gone to New York to be a model, and I hadn’t. I’d gone there for life and sex and cruelty.”
Subversive artists! Queer revolutionaries! Poets! Authors! Merch! And it’s not even your birthday!
THE TIME HAS COME to discuss your feelings/ideas/lucid dreams/lesbian poetry about The IHOP Papers. Come on in and grab a seat.
YOU GUYS. You haven’t read this book yet have you. Please do this. Do it for me. I need to talk about my feelings about waitressing. There’s a lesbian sex scene! At least one! I can’t remember exactly!
“Liebegott’s debut novel is a coming-of-age coming-out in the tradition of Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle, but here, the portrait of an artist as punk waitress is more a celebration of sexuality than humanity. Twenty-year-old Francesca is a recovering drunk who finds comfort in cutting herself and harbors fantasies of her beautiful AA sponsor, Maria; her former philosophy teacher, Irene; and a soap opera heroine.”
Autostraddle looks back on some of the decade’s most awesome books by queer ladies. Annie Leboivitz shoots Britney’s Candies Campaign, a year in Gaga costumes, Disney’s best & worst princesses, and Lady Gaga gives an interview that’s really weird, even for her.
In 1997, Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson started Sister Spit – a spoken word tour full of the best queer writers and poets around. Twelve years later, Sister Spit: The Next Generation is taking over the world/my heart. On October 5, the tour came to Phoenix and I interviewed them for you, which is actually a big deal because it was the first face-to-face interview I’ve ever done and I was scared, y’all.