This event will take place at our Brooklyn location. The Lambda Literary Foundation is proud to showcase finalists of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, and WORD is proud to host! Join us for a 20-author reading extravaganza, with the following nominees: Dominic Ambrose, Sophie Cabot Black, Richard Bowes, Caleb Crain, Penelope Dane, Roberta Degnore, R. Erica Doyle, Shiri Eisner, Lisa Henderson, Jane Hoppen, Michael Klein, Donna Minkowitz, Chinelo Okparanta, Derek Palacio, Suzanne Parker, Bushra Rehman, Jerry Rosco, Cory Silverberg, Vivek Tiwary, Kathleen Warnock.
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Razia Mirza is a Pakistani woman from Corona who grew up in a tight Muslim community surrounding the first Sunni masjid built in New York City. When a rebellious streak leads to her ex-communication, she decides to hit the road.
Poetry. LGBT Studies. PROXY is an unrequited love story in prose poems, where the landscape of the beloved body becomes the windows of New York City, the deserts of North Africa, and the mangroves of the Caribbean. PROXY is a conversation with the calculus, plotting time and space against the infinite capacities of desire.
Charm, wit, compassion, wisdom, literature, nature, sex, humor, politics, sorrow, love: these themes fill the late journal pages of enigmatic American writer Glenway Wescott. From humble beginnings on a poor Wisconsin farm, Wescott went on to study at the University of Chicago, narrowly survive the Spanish flu pandemic, and eventually emerge as an influential poet and novelist.$26.95ISBN: 9780299296902Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Wisconsin Press - November 29th, 2013
Just as E. M.$14.95ISBN: 9781937420277Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sibling Rivalry Press - January 15th, 2013
Poetry. LGBT Studies. Fire Island, Bette Davis, reincarnation, the movies, Henry James, the Russian baths, being lonely in public, following strangers, washing a corpse, the FDR Drive and the racetrack all figure predominantly in Michael Klein's THE TALKING DAY a talking book of poems that speak to the terrible beauty of the world we live in and the world we live without.$15.95ISBN: 9781938584015Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Alice James Books - September 17th, 2013
"One boy leaps from a bridge into a river, and the ripples from his fall ring out to encompass a nation. All that remains unspoken in the reportage--the sorrow and compassion and anger--is given eloquent voice as Suzanne Parker documents another tragedy that challenges our political experiment.This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9780983658580Availability: UnavailablePublished: Nouvella - May 14th, 2013This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9781555976415Availability: UnavailablePublished: Graywolf Press - May 7th, 2013
"Black's voice is startling, jagged and implacable, and [her poetry] is steep, precipitous and dazzling." —Los Angeles Times Book Review
* A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Poetry *
I took care of myself. I took care
Of myself, thinking much too often$15.99ISBN: 9780544003453Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mariner Books - August 13th, 2013"Astonishing.This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9781609804855Availability: BackorderedPublished: Triangle Square - May 7th, 2013
Finalist for the 2014 Lambda Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult
“What Makes a Baby is extraordinary! Cory is a Dr. Spock for the 21st century.”—Susie Bright$9.95ISBN: 9783867875219Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bruno Gmuender GMBH - May 1st, 2013
The Best of Gay Travel Erotica Whether traversing desert sands, steamy jungles, or the urban playground: these are the erotic encounters told by men willing to roam. These stories pack a sexual punch, and carry with them the resonance and character of their locales.This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9780143122418Availability: UnavailablePublished: Penguin Books - August 6th, 2013
ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS
The Wall Street Journal • Slate • Kansas City Star • Flavorwire • Policy Mic • BuzzfeedThis item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9781627780025Availability: UnavailablePublished: Cleis Press - December 17th, 2013
Hailed as "mesmerizing" by the Insight Out Bookclub, the world's largest LGBT reading group, Cleis' Best Lesbian Erotica is the standard bearer for the genre. Kathleen Warnock has taken the series to new heights of ecstasy with the 2014 entry which is sensational, sensual as well as being really smart smut.This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9781602829688Availability: UnavailablePublished: Bold Strokes Books - December 10th, 2013
Never have there been only two gendersmale and female. A third gender, denied by society and hidden by the medical community, has always existed, and that is what Sophie Schmidt discovers when, at the age of fourteen, she learns the truth of how she was born. Sophie then embarks on a journey to learn more about her true self and to find others born like her.$18.99ISBN: 9781580054744Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Seal Press - July 2nd, 2013"A groundbreaking exploration of bisexual politics by a revolutionary thinker" (Publishers Weekly) provides the missing piece of the puzzle for readers who identify as bisexualDepicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike.This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9781590212974Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lethe Press - July 2nd, 2013
Dust Devil on a Quiet Street chronicles the remarkable life of Boston-born, New York City-reared author Richard Bowes. Bowes's childhood and adolescent brushes with dramatic spirits and hustlers, large and small, paved the way for his adult encounters with the remarkable, the numinous, the supernatural.$24.95ISBN: 9781937420420Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - August 6th, 2013
About "it gets better," they were never wrong, the path-forgers, the ground-breakers. How it gets better is another question, for a new century has brought changing minds, but also new hardships. That is why this extraordinary book matters. Teaching is such a sacred office, and we who teach today know the attentiveness that must be brought to the profession.