Monday, June 04, 2007

S as in Sam, Z as in Zebra

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Dear Friends,

Greetings! I've added many people to this email newsletter, S as in Sam, Z as in Zebra, about my writing life, so if you're getting it for the first time, I hope you enjoy and forgive me for the impersonal mechanism of sharing news. 

My Update

I just completed my first year of graduate school at the University of Maryland. I'm in the MFA program in Poetry and will be graduated with good luck next spring only to enter the PhD program in English - again with luck and grace from the writing spirits. This summer I'm working half-time with Dr. Helen Caldicott at the Nuclear Policy Research Institute and half-time at The New Press. Two intellectually challenging and gratifying jobs. On the break from school, I have many writing plans; I'm looking forward to seeing what I'm able to produce over the summer.

Political Columns

Many of you know I write a periodic column for The Washington Blade. One of the columns is linked beneath my signature below. I also always post all of my columns on my blog as they appear. You can read my blog at I'm also writing a bi-weekly column, CIVILesbianIZATION, which is being picked up by other gay media outlets around the world. Again, check out my blog to stay updated on all of the columns that I write.

New Essay at Girlistic

A new essay entitled, "Flesh from My Flesh," has been published in the online magazine, Girlistic. To read it, click over to and download the issue. It's a gorgeous DIY magazine, and I'm pleased to have this piece included there.

Book Reviews

I'm now a contributing writer at the Lambda Book Report. I am a great admirer of the work of The Lambda Literary Foundation and have had the joy of writing books reviews and doing interviews with writers for them for the past year. I encourage you to visit their website at There you can subscribe to the Lambda Book Report and support their work if you are able. The current issue of The Lambda Book Report contains my interview with Bettina F. Aptheker as well as a review of her book Intimate Politics and Eloise Klein Healey's new book The Islands Project. Both books I highly recommend.

I'm also a regular reviewer at Galatea Resurrects. Eileen Tabios is doing a great service to the poetry community with the online journal devoted exclusively to reviews. Check it out quarterly at The current issue is online with two review of mine here:

My book: Homesteading

I'm thrilled that my book, Homesteading: Essays on Life, Death, Sex, and Liberation, will be published by The Q Press in the spring of 2008. Homesteading collects essays that help to interpret and understand the past fifteen years of queer activism. It covers the gamut of issues for contemporary lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and transgender people including politics, coming out, marriage, sex, and death. Homesteading is my chronicle of lesbian activism and works to interpret this activism for the broader GLBT and allied communities. By the fall, I should have information for advance ordering, and when that is available, I hope that you will reserve your copy. In addition, the lovely and talented Kim will be putting together a big party to celebrate the release of the book at the house - so stay tuned for your invitation.

Upcoming Work

I have poems forthcoming in the Salt River Review, The Bedside Guide to the No Tell Motel, Second Floor, and the feminist journal, So to Speak. I'm also guest editing a special issue of off our backs on "Feminisms and Cultures." These are some of the many projects that keep me busy. I hope you are finding the same passionate commitments in your own life.

Warm wishes to you for a lovely summer!


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