‘How We Won the War for LGBTQ Equality: And How Our Enemies Could Take it all Away’ by Kevin Naff

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We have to start with the title, which might seem an overly optimistic statement. Do the battles not just go on and on? Kevin Naff clarifies a bit by saying that we have collectively won many battles but the fight is not over and the promise of equality remains fragile. His book is a collection … Continue reading

‘Sam Kenyon’s ‘I am not Raymond Wallace: one man’s mistake is another man’s making’ reviewed by Jonathan Kemp for Queerguru

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  In this impressive debut, Sam Kenyon offers a painful meditation on lost opportunities and the grievous consequences of thwarted love. In prose that is as delicate as it is precise, we are given the tale of Ray and Joe, whose lives entwine briefly in New York in 1963 when Ray is just 21 years … Continue reading

Fire Island: A Century in the Life of an American Paradise by Jack Parlett: reviewed by Ris Fatah

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Fire Island…the name of the legendary queer nirvana is so evocative. This narrow sand bar off the coast of Long Island, NY, has been synonymous with hedonism for generations of queers. Writer Jack Parlett’s brilliant new book takes us on a beautifully literary journey through the history of this unique place. His book is sophisticated … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Stephen Coy raves about THE KINGDOM OF SAND the first new novel in 16 years from queer literary genius ANDREW HOLLERAN

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As a reader, my anticipation for the new book by Andrew Holleran was palpable.  Many people recognize him as the author of the seminal (both definitions of the word are relevant) novel “Dancer from the Dance,” published in 1978 and still cited as a modern classic of gay literature.  That novel has always felt different … Continue reading

Queerguru Jonathan Kemp reviews “Philosophy For Spiders: On the Low Theory of Kathy Acker” by Mckenzie Wark + ‘Burroughs & Scotland’ by Chris Kelso

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You’d think it was easy for a writer to write about another writer, one who’s inspired them, guided them, shown them something, perhaps, no other writer has shown them; but it’s not. It’s never easy to put into words the words of another and be certain you’re remaining faithful, doing justice, or worthy of approval. … Continue reading

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