Novels, memoirs, essay and short story collections that are really good and also have sex in them that involve two or more women! Wow!
“I Must Be Living Twice” is a strong place to first get acquainted with every aspect of Eileen Myles’ work, but it’s also a deeper look into her story for those of us who have been attempting to follow it all along.
It’s the kind of book that takes hold of you. Chelsea Girls is like sitting in someone else’s heart and mind as they go back through an entire lifetime of becoming who they are in that moment, and those are the kinds of moments you can’t just walk into and out of at random.
Jill Soloway fell in love with Eileen Myles while researching her for Transparent, The SAG Awards are going to be super queer this year, Samira Wiley is a zombie slayer, Megan Rapinoe tore her damn ACL (again), and other important stories.
Read these f*cking books.
“Queer Sultry Summer,” the newest full-color mini-book from Autostraddle and Everyone is Gay, featuring new writing, illustrations by Rory Midhani, and an exclusive original Lumberjanes comic and so much more. It’s the best thing we’ve ever made. Seriously.
Because every day should be celebrated with sexy lesbian poetry.
Although the nation’s highest offices have been sought by many badass women, we have yet to win. It’s enough to make me wish we could go back in time and vote for, well, these chicks.
Best literary insults, stalking Eileen Myles, queer readings of Harriet the Spy and more.
Valentine’s Day Edition! A collection of lady-loving-ladies I love loving a lady I also love in a somewhat official manner.
Join Justin Vivian Bond, Barbara Browning, Vivien Goldman, Karen Finley, Johanna Fateman, Eileen Myles, and Laurie Weeks as they read from the new print edition of PUSSY RIOT! A Punk Prayer for Freedom at Barnes & Noble Union Square on February 7.
This week in literature: reading writers you hate, choosing your own adventure, evolving libraries, an interview with Eileen Myles, Gertrude Stein and more.
In which all books mentioned herein were published after 1975 and almost everybody is both female and still alive.
“Recently I wrote a poem on the notebook on my iPhone on the subway platform. I like to move around.”
This week in lesbian lit: Project Unicorn, science, keeping a notebook, weekend book festivals, and a new excerpt from Eileen Myles.
This week: Eileen Myles, Emily Books, lesbians in comic books, Lady Business, technology and fiction, and what we’re reading.
“Girlfriends will love you and leave you, but your four-legged friend’s desire to wake you each morning with an enthusiastic lick will never waver.”
I believe this is what the kids call “relevant to your interests.”
“The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves is an anthology of letters about life getting better in Adult Land, but it’s also a tiny peek into the histories of some of your favorite queer authors.”
Carmen’s Team Pick: On Wednesday, March 28, Eileen Myles is coming to American University in Washington, DC, and nothing in my life will ever be the same. Will you please come along?
“Suddenly it all became very clear to me what made the two books different, what brought them together, and what let them stand alone. And suddenly I was crying.”