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BK: Lambda Award Nominees Reading

    05/01/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    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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    Corona Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781937420390
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    Published: Sibling Rivalry Press - August 1st, 2013

    Fiction. Asian American Studies. One of Poets & Writers 2013 list of the five best debut summer fiction. Razia Mirza is a Pakistani woman from Corona, Queens, 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 excommunication, she decides to hit the road.


    Proxy (Belladonna*) Cover Image
    $15.00
    ISBN: 9780982338797
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    Published: Belladonna* - April 1st, 2013

    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.


    A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956–1984 Cover Image
    $24.95
    ISBN: 9780299294243
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    Published: University of Wisconsin Press - June 28th, 2013

    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.


    A Visit to Priapus and Other Stories Cover Image
    By Glenway Wescott, Jerry Rosco (Editor), Wendy Moffat (Foreword by)
    $26.95
    ISBN: 9780299296902
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    Published: University of Wisconsin Press - November 29th, 2013

    Just as E. M.


    The Talking Day Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781937420277
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    Published: 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.


    Viral Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781938584015
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    Published: 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.


    How to Shake the Other Man Cover Image
    $11.00
    ISBN: 9780983658580
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    Published: Nouvella - May 1st, 2013

    The Exchange: Poems Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781555976415
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    Published: 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


    Happiness, Like Water Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9780544003453
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    Published: Mariner Books - August 13th, 2013

    "Astonishing.


    What Makes a Baby Cover Image
    By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9781609804855
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    Published: 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


    Sensual Travels: Gay Erotic Stories Cover Image
    By Michael Luongo (Editor)
    $9.95
    ISBN: 9783867875219
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    Published: 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.


    Necessary Errors: A Novel Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780143122418
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    Published: Penguin Books - August 6th, 2013

    ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS
    The Wall Street Journal • Slate • Kansas City Star • Flavorwire • Policy Mic • Buzzfeed


    Best Lesbian Erotica 2014 Cover Image
    By Kathleen Warnock (Editor)
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781627780025
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    Published: 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.


    In Between Cover Image
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9781602829688
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    Published: 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.


    Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution Cover Image
    $17.00
    ISBN: 9781580054744
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    Published: 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 bisexual

    Depicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike.


    Dust Devil on a Quiet Street Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781590212974
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    Published: Lethe Press - April 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.


    This Assignment Is So Gay: Lgbtiq Poets on the Art of Teaching Cover Image
    By Megan Volpert (Editor)
    $24.95
    ISBN: 9781937420420
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    Published: 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.