Category: Books

Snow Day Updates

The weather here in America’s hottest region has been strange this weekend, to say the least. It’s tens of degrees cooler than normal and we’re even getting snow in the mountains! Snow in late-May! It’s quite an event, let me tell you, and I’ve… Continue Reading “Snow Day Updates”

April is the Coolest Month

Hello, everyone, and Happy May Day! I had an incredibly active reading month in April, so I’m going to post the list of titles that I read (by genre) below, with very, very brief comments on each. I read a total of 16 titles,… Continue Reading “April is the Coolest Month”

March Reviewed and April’s Holy Vedas

March Reading Review Before I get into reading stuff, some updates on the writing life. First, have I shared here that I’m the new Columnist for LGBTQ+ Literature & Craft at DIY MFA? I can’t recall; but my first article went live in early-February… Continue Reading “March Reviewed and April’s Holy Vedas”

The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca is a giant in poetry, especially in the gay canon. He wrote Sonnets of Dark Love & The Tamarit Diván in the final years of his life, and it shows both in the influences and inspirations he channeled and emulated poetically,… Continue Reading “The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca”

Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins’s latest release, Closer to Nowhere, is her first middle grade novel in verse. I’ve been a fan of Hopkins’s young adult work for a long time, so I was excited to see what she would do with the middle grade level, and… Continue Reading “Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins”