The new edition of A Crown of Violets is now available through Headmistress Press and Amazon! It incorporates new translations — this time, together with their originals! — that were not included in the previous volume. Renée Vivien (née Pauline Mary Tarn, 1877-1909) was one of the first "out" lesbian writers of modern Western Europe, and probably … Continue reading Renée Vivien is coming out today!
I know this is an unpopular opinion, and I suspect it will offend many people, but here goes. I am declaring a moratorium on any and all further translations of Charles Baudelaire. Unless you are actually Edna St.-Vincent Millay, Michael Field, Stanley Kunitz, or Richard Wilbur, you are no longer permitted to translate, adapt, emulate, … Continue reading No more Baudelaire
Time for a re-post! I am editing this adaptation to make it more obvious what George Sand is talking about. Cato’s The G.O.P.’s ideal is an oligarchy with slaves; virtue for the privileged few, equality for a select group of men, oppression and dehumanization for the masses. Caesar’s Trump’s ambition is political energy, development, and … Continue reading George Sand, on the real Donald Trump
This fall, a second edition of A Crown of Violets will be appearing through Headmistress Press! This volume will include Renée Vivien's original French poems alongside my translations, and it will incorporate many new translations (together with their originals) that were not included in the original printing. Here is a sneak peek at the new cover! … Continue reading Renée Vivien – new edition!
In addition to the authors in my previous list, there are many LGBT+ poets writing today who could use your support! You can buy their books from the following publishers, or check out their work in the journals below: Books: Headmistress Press, lesbian poetry Sibling Rivalry Press, queer poetry & short fiction Arktoi Books, lesbian … Continue reading Indie Publishers of LGBT+ Poetry
LGBT+ history did not begin in 1850 with a magic glitter explosion. The sequins were always there if you knew where to look! Most of the literature on this list was originally written in Middle English, Old & Middle French, Old Occitan, et cetera. You can find translations by searching for the titles and authors … Continue reading Medieval LGBT+ Literature
This is a resource list that I originally compiled for my Tumblr site. It is an extensive (though by no means complete) catalogue of lesbian and bi+ women poets who were born before 1950. Additions will be welcome! Sappho (ca. 620-550 B.C.), obviously. Ancient Greek. I’d recommend Mary Barnard’s translation. Bieiris de Romans (13th century). She wrote … Continue reading Vintage Sapphic Poets