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“All i want is to turn my lungs into a glass instrument and let them sing glory to my sisters”: A Review of Kai Cheng Thom’s poetry collection A PLACE CALLED NO HOMELAND

Hot damn, people, Kai Cheng Thom’s a place called NO HOMELAND is a fucking phenomenal collection of poetry. I have ho-hum experiences with poetry often enough—especially books I’m sent to review for the blog—that when I pick up something like … Continue reading

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“the big empty abandoned town hall their heart is echoing inside of”: A Review of Ivan Coyote’s TOMBOY SURVIVAL GUIDE

In case you had the wild notion that it wouldn’t be: Ivan Coyote’s latest and unbelievably 11th book is just as great, and possibly greater, than everything they’ve done up until now. If you’ve never read an Ivan Coyote book … Continue reading

Posted in Butch, Canadian, Ivan E. Coyote, Queer, Rural, Trans, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Six Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know

I’m gonna get right to the list in a second here, but I just want to tell you all how excited I am that all these writers are out there creating their amazing art and that publishers like Topside Press, … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Fiction, Indigenous, Poetry, Short Stories, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

“what if there is no right way to be brown / besides the brown you are”: A Review of Vivek Shraya’s Even This Page is White

When one of my fellow Book Riot writers was asking for contributions to a post about this year’s best under-the-radar books, Vivek Shraya’s debut poetry collection Even This Page is White was the first book to come to mind. Of … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Fall Book Releases to Be Excited About

Fall! The leaves are turning colours and everyone is going back to school (well, I am, at least). Fall is also an especially awesome time for book lovers because so. many. books are released in this lovely season. Here are … Continue reading

Posted in asexual, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fiction, Lesbian, Marnie Woodrow, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Poetry, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Springtime Book Tours and Prizes, Prizes, Prizes: Rae Spoon, Alex Leslie, Anne Fleming, Amber Dawn, and Imogen Binnie!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a news-focused post and there are a few exciting things happening in queer bookland!  First of all, the Lambda literary and Triangle awards have been announced and there are a few Canadian contenders … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anne Fleming, Canadian, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Montreal, News, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Queer, Sex Work, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Vancouver | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

So Many Words of Disarming yet Comforting Queerness: A Review of Ivan E Coyote’s One in Every Crowd

Whether or not you’re well acquainted with Ivan E. Coyote’s work when you pick up One in Every Crowd, you’re bound to love this most recent collection of hers, the first geared specifically towards queer youth.  As a long-time fan, … Continue reading

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