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Book Review

HomoAmerican

by Claire Foster

"HomoAmerican" is a record of Michael K. Dane’s struggle to break free and live in full, open celebration of himself at a time when gay rights were stifled, hidden, and silenced. History, memory, and imagination converge in Michael K.... Read More

Book Review

The Wishbone Dress

by Michelle Anne Schingler

The poems of Cassandra J. Bruner’s "The Wishbone Dress" are a torrent on the page, attesting to the traps and triumphs of womanhood, to the liberation of self-naming, and the peace and harmony that come from acknowledging that no two... Read More

Book Review

Honeypot

by Eileen Gonzalez

E. Patrick Johnson’s oral history "Honeypot" takes a unique approach to preserving the lives of black queer women who were raised in the American South. Using a fictional framework to recount real-life oral histories, Johnson presents... Read More

Book Review

An Army of Lovers

by Eileen Gonzalez

Jamie Anderson’s cultural survey "An Army of Lovers" focuses on revolutionary women’s music and how it influenced others. Women’s music—music by, for, and about women—addresses topics from love and healing to racism and... Read More

Book Review

Trans+

by Eileen Gonzalez

Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rayne’s accessible "Trans+" covers the challenges that transgender, nonbinary, and questioning teenagers and young adults are likely to face. "Trans+" is a guide through the joys and risks of coming out,... Read More

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