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Nightboat Books is delighted because we have seven finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards, listed by category below:   Transgender Nonfiction We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, edited by Ellis Martin…

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Come visit Nightboat in San Antonio for AWP! We'll be at Booth #1045 at the Book Fair, with our full lineup of author signings: THURSDAY: 1-2pm: Jared Stanley (author of EARS) 2-3pm: Gillian Conoley (author of A Little More Red Sun on the Human) 3-4pm: Paolo Javier (author of Court of the Dragon) FRIDAY: 11-12pm: Aaron Shurin (author of The Blue Absolute) 12-1pm: Fred Schmalz (author of Action in the Orchards) 2-3pm: Gillian Conoley (author of A Little More Red Sun on the Human) 3-4pm: Rosamond S. King (author of Rock | Salt | Stone) SATURDAY: 10-11am: Brittany Billmeyer-Finn (author of Slabs) 11-12pm: Aaron Shurin (author of The Blue Absolute) 12-1pm: Lindsay Turner…

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Congratulations to Muriel Leung, Nightboat's Poetry Prize Winner! Read Kazim Ali’s full editorial citation for Leung’s Imagine Us, The Swarm below: "Muriel Leung’s Imagine Us, The Swarm offers seven powerful texts that form a constellation of voices, forms, and approaches to confront loneliness, silence, and death. In a varied range of physical and poetic shapes and typography, Leung creates a lyric informed by theory, autobiography, and essay. One finds in the margins of this book deep dimensional portals of thought that resonate wildly. Wise and inventive, this book leads one deep into psychic regions oft unplumbed. Its rigors are complex and yet…

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"The pleasure that people feel about that character, Alisoun, the Wife of Bath, is tied in with her voice, the way she speaks and fights, she just marches on with all the knowledge and inventiveness at her disposal. That was my starting point"—Caroline Bergvall On October 16, 2019, Caroline Bergvall celebrated her now-launched Alisoun Sings at the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, hosted by The Colloquium for Unpopular Culture. After a brilliant introduction from S.S. Sandhu, she read from the work, "a ghost" before its official publication date, and presented some of her films, a rare treat in the States.…

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Someone recently asked me about contemporary queer poets that I would recommend—a considerably hefty question to ask a person, since there are just so many great queer folks truly spearheading poetry scenes everywhere right now—and one of the first that came to mind was Xandria Phillips. Their debut, HULL, out last month, was one of my favorites this year. In 80 pages, Xandria packs in everything a reader could want, seamlessly bridging formal play with thematic substance. The anti-colonial never wavers, adamant and dynamic in its deployment by Phillips throughout HULL, as it's woven through historical contexts and pulled towards…

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