More and more gay bookstores are closing, which is bad for my bookstore addiction. Let’s talk this out.
“Oh, but that’s why I got to cut his throat,” she said plainly. “If I didn’t love the son of a bitch, I’d let him live forever.”
NSFW Sunday has eight more reasons to read a f*cking book about f*cking. This week we’re talking about the Lambda Literary Awards.
WE’RE YOUR BEST GIRLFRIEND AND YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE
So, The “Trapeze Disrobing Act” is basically exactly what it sounds like.
In which five of us talk about our favorite poet ever. “Those of us who think we know / the same secrets / are silent together most of the time.”
“I kinda only care about lesbian poets.”
We’re going to read Bastard Out Of Carolina and we want you to read it with us!
Did you know that Gertrude Stein and Mina Loy were friends? Do you even know who Mina Loy is? I didn’t until about ~5 days ago.
Mary Oliver writes poetry about nature. Both kinds of nature.
“I don’t know if I could change the world, yet, because I don’t know that much about it.”
You really need to know about Dorothy Porter. She was an Australian poet, an out lesbian, and basically awesome.
“You must nurture the kiss. Turn out the lights. Notice how it illuminates the room. Hold it to your chest and wonder if the sand inside hourglasses comes from a special beach.”
Subversive artists! Queer revolutionaries! Poets! Authors! Merch! And it’s not even your birthday!
Did you know that Rilke’s Mom initially raised him as a girl? True story.
“First of all, I’m always sad. Secondly, all my knives are made out of rubber. Thirdly, it’s like my house is on fire.”
And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?
“This woman found the riskiest, weirdest thing to be, at any particular moment, and then she became it.”
“And when I leave to
find another house,
I wonder, what among
these shades will be
left of me.”
“hey now tall girl
aren’t you bored
all by yourself in your messy room”