I appreciate how special weekends like Queer The Shelves really are, both for us as individuals and as part of an LGBTQ+ creative community.
Tag: LGBTQ+ Books
Kirsty Logan – Rental Heart & Other Fairytales
The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales - I was struck by the sensuality of the evocative language, the vivid images, and thought-provoking premise.
Gay’s The Word & LFest: Champions of Our Words
Gay's The Word and LFest - Champions of our words, our stories, and the providers of sanctuary for our hearts
Carol Ann Duffy – Poems – Literary Crush
Carol Ann Duffy - Literary Crush - UK’s first female Poet Laureate. Open, engaged, and fearless defender of poetry, social justice and equality.
Virginia Woolf – Literary Crush
Virginia Woolf - Discovering the writing in the shadows of the writer.
Ali Smith – Literary Magician – Other Stories
Ali Smith, Literary Magician - her stories resonate way beyond the actual page - Literary Crush by Anna Larner
W H Auden – Literary Crush
W H Auden showed me the power of personification as a tool for description - the art of bringing alive the inanimate elements of a scene.
Maurice by E M Forster – Literary Crush
Maurice by Forster, one of the first gay books I read at 17. With no language to express my longing, to find the words that spoke of it meant everything.
Elizabeth Bishop – Reaching for the Moon
Elizabeth Bishop - Reaching for the Moon. One Art. New Yorker. The Village
Nancy Garden – Annie on My Mind
Nancy Garden - Let’s begin, where I began, in the UK in the 1980’s, as a geeky teenager, standing awkwardly at the reception desk of my local library.