MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? is the New England Book Festival award-winning book for poetry. In it, award-winning author, Mathieu Cailler (Loss Angeles), extends his hands to readers in this new collection of poetry that brings about the same dizziness and gratification of dancing the night away. In his newest collection of poetry, Cailler tugs at the heart strings by taking an introspective look at the human condition in terms of love, loss, joy, and sorrow. Before readers can even make it to the book’s end, they’ll be answering Cailler’s titular question with a loud and ready, “Yes.”
May I Have This Dance? by Mathieu Cailler - Available Now
Less Than Butterflies by Anthony Ramirez - Available for Preorder (8-31-18)
LESS THAN BUTTERFLIES is the highly-anticipated collection of essays from editor-in-chief Anthony Ramirez’s About Magazine column of the same name. In his fourth book, Ramirez recounts the stories of his own love life in this introspective look at dating and sex in queer Houston, Texas. Ramirez holds nothing back as he discusses the difficulties, paradoxes, and shallowness of finding someone who doesn’t leave a feeling in your tummy that is something … well … less than butterflies. But with the help of his friends, Ramirez navigates through his real-life forays into Houston’s gayborhood, Montrose. However, what he finds along the way is that sometimes the secret to falling for a guy isn’t necessarily between the sheets of the bed he’s fallen into with one. Beneath the sheets you’ll find him under, Anthony Ramirez is here to uncover the surprises in a sardonic and vapid world that are able to finally restore that feeling that has vanished along with those seemingly-absent butterflies.
How to Break My Neck by Jessica L. Walsh - Available Now
Lifelong Learning by Zeke Jarvis - Available Now
HOW TO BREAK MY NECK: is the second edition of Jessica Walsh’s collection of palpable poetry. With tales of mortality, morality, womanhood, and breaths of life often unnoticed or taken for granted, Walsh transfigures words into strokes of paint that blend into a zenful yet heart-wrenching portrait of the world women live in. With new poems not previously seen in the first edition, HOW TO BREAK MY NECK is not only beautiful and mournful, but new, fresh, breathing, and very much alive.
LIFELONG LEARNING is Zeke Jarvis’s newest collection of short stories where rules matter: when a relative dies, you must cook and eat their remains; teenagers of impoverished families may commit suicide on camera to earn extra income for their families; blood sacrifices must be made to appease the Dark Lord; and when the Overlord says something, it is law. With each aberrant story revolving around rules and existing in dystopian worlds, Jarvis bends the rules of the real world in order to create a collection that is not only chilling and satisfying, but often dark, inventive, and creative in only a way he could conceive. LIFELONG LEARNING is certain to quench the literary thirst of readers, but leaving them wanting more.
Space Baby by Nicole Oquendo - Available for Preorder (8-11-18)
Heart Radicals by Les Kay, Allie Marini, Sandra Marchetti, and Janeen Rastall - Available Now
SPACE BABY: Episodes I-III is a collection of poetry and art from author/artist Nicole Oquendo. In this second edition of Space Baby, Oquendo will leave readers breathless with the winding, cosmic, and magical poems and imagery she has thread together.
HEART RADICALS is a book about love that’s always in movement, the most human kind of love from poets Les Kay, Sandra Marchetti, Allie Marini, and Janeen Pergrin Rastall. Movement from city to city, movement of the snow around you as you reflect, movement of feelings in and out of uncertainty, all grounded by the details of conversations and relationships and the spaces where they unfold.
Witches of the Deep South by Anthony Ramirez - Available for Preorder (10-5-18)
Where He Lay Down by Anthony Ramirez - Available Now
WITCHES OF THE DEEP SOUTH is coming into its second edition after its 2014 release by Anthony Ramirez. The people of Ableton are good, God-fearing people who repent hedonism and unholy ways. However, when Emma Barnett comes to town, something quite unholy follows her there, awakening a magic that has laid dormant inside of four queer people who on their journey to self-discovery will realize more about themselves than just their queerness: They’re witches. As Ableton succumbs to wickedness, Austin – a young hermit forcing himself into straightness – Melody a genderfluid teenager and Austin’s cousin – Angela an asexual socialite – and Dustin Austin’s gay best friend and deputy sheriff – soon find that there has always been magic in Ableton. What they will also discover is that the townspeople are fully aware of this magic and that they are ready to fight it off by any means necessary. In their case: a witch hunt. With the help of an older generation of witches whose magic has been bound, Austin, Angela, Melody, and Dustin will discover the truth about their magic, their families, their sexual and gender identities, why this evil followed Emma into Ableton, and why it wants them all dead.
WHERE HE LAY DOWN is the third novel from Anthony Ramirez and was nominated for an honor by the American Library Association’s GLBT Committtee, the Over the Rainbow Round Table. Though not without a little effort, Grayson has always known exactly who he is. Intelligent, witty, often drunk, Jewish, and deaf. These are the pieces of himself that Grayson cannot deny. From the moment he first heard his mother say his name at 4-years-old until the day he graduated with his master’s degree and became a physician assistant, his sense of self has been unwavering. That is until Grayson moves to Willsboro to begin his career, where he meets Aidan, a nerdy engineer and friend of his roommate’s. Suddenly everything Grayson thought he knew about himself is called into question. With an inability to focus on his work and a pestering pang in his chest he experiences every time Aidan is near, Grayson struggles to understand why life won’t stop throwing hurdles in his path. It was years before he was able to hear for the first time, and years after that before he could speak like everyone else around him. Now, however, he has feelings for another boy, and unlike his deafness, there’s no cochlear implant to translate his feelings into something he can understand. With a little help from his best friends Max and Will, as well as his roommate Amelia, Grayson finds himself on a journey of self-discovery to answer the question he isn’t even sure he can bring himself to ask: am I gay?