American poet Henri Cole’s memoir of his life in Paris hybridizes text and image, poetry and prose, in order to paint a vivid and moving portrait of the city.
In Pierce the Skin, American poet Henri Cole explores the ways in which poetry might capture the interior life of the gay male subject, all the while reflecting upon the loneliness endemic to queer life and the restorative power of nature.
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George Chauncey’s Gay New York shatters the myth that before the 1960s gender variant people had never understood themselves as anything but gay men or lesbians trapped inside a closet of self-loathing.
From Palestinian poet-novelist Ghassan Zaqtan comes this lyrical novella about the long-lasting trauma induced by the displacement of Palestinians from their native villages following the Israeli invasion in 1948.
The Writing Life is Pulitzer-winning writer Annie Dillard’s attempt to answer the twin questions that haunt anyone seeking to create thoughtful works of literature: why write, and how might one write well?
Moving out this afternoon—traveling for about a week—returning to my hometown on 8/20, for an indeterminate period of time. The past few days have been exhilarating: I’m ready to collapse. Updates will be sporadic until I return home, but I’ll begin blogging regularly once I’ve settled in.
From Brooklyn poet Tommy “Teebs” Pico comes the final installment in his trilogy of long poems that explore the nuances of urban life, Indigenous identity, queer love, and more through the use of forms heavily influenced by the frenetic pace of social media and digital communication.