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+ Literature
Raymond Carver – Short Story Collection
Raymond Carver - The most disturbing of reads I find those works that meticulously describe the human condition in a state of poverty.
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.
Love’s Portrait – Omnivore Bibliosaur Review
Love’s Portrait by Anna Larner - a satisfying mix of humor, family & workplace dynamics, opposites attract romance, and history.
European Lesfic Literary Conference
Lesfic author Anna Larner delivers heartfelt lesbian and sapphic romances with depth and poignancy, packed with tension and scenes of breathless attraction.
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.
DIVA Magazine Collection – Objects We Treasure
I remember buying my first DIVA magazine in 1994, the year DIVA was first published. I remember thinking a whole magazine for lesbians, WOW.
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.