Join contributors to The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South for a reading at the Bureau. Featuring Matthew Hittinger, Stephen S. Mills, Joseph Osmundson, Douglas Ray (editor), Jeffery Berg, Perry Brass, and Rangi McNeil.
The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South, edited by Douglas Ray, published by Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013.
This anthology, dreamed up and edited by Douglas Ray, features poetry and prose that sings of and explores the queer experience of the American South. Included are Dorothy Allison, Shane Allison, John Andrews, Derrick Austin, Jeffery Berg, Richard Blanco, Perry Brass, Dustin Brookshire, Jericho Brown, Joey Connelly, William Cordeiro, C. Cleo Creech, James Croteau, J.K. Daniels, Nick Dephtereos, David Eye, Jason K. Friedman, D. Gilson, Ellen Goldstein, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Elizabeth Gross, Johnathan Harper, Scott Hightower, Matthew Hittinger, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Rex Leonowicz, Sassafras Lowrey, Tyler Lynn, Bo McGuire, Rangi McNeil, Kelly McQuain, M. Mack, Ed Madden, Jeff Mann, Randall Mann, Mary Meriam, Stephen S. Mills, Cameron Mitchell, Foster Noone, Joseph Osmundson, Eddie Outlaw, Seth Pennington, Evan J. Peterson, Kenneth Pobo, Brad Richard, Hannah Riddle, Laurence Ross, Liana Roux, Kevin Sessums, Del Shores, Erin Elizabeth Smith, Will Stockton, Dan Stone, Christine Stroud, Billie Tadros, TC Tolbert, Dan Vera, Annie Virginia, Valerie Wetlaufer, C.T. Whitley, Scott Wiggerman, Cristan Williams, and L. Lamar Wilson.
Matthew Hittinger is the author of two poetry collections, The Erotic Postulate (2014) and Skin Shift (2012) both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and three chapbooks. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan where he won a Hopwood Award for poetry. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Matthew lives in Astoria, Queens.
Stephen S. Mills is the author of the Lambda Award-winning book He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and A History of the Unmarried (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). He earned his MFA from Florida State University. His work has appeared in The Antioch Review, PANK, The New York Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Knockout, Assaracus, The Rumpus, and others. He is also the winner of the 2008 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Poetry Award. He lives in New York City. Website: https://www.
Perry Brass, from Savannah, GA, has published 17 books; Lambda Literary Award finalist 6 times; finalist Ferro-Grumley Fiction Award; won 4 “Ippy” Awards; appears in 30 anthologies of poetry, fiction, and essays; and has been involved in the LGBT movement since 1969, when he co-edited Come Out!, the world’s first gay liberation newspaper. In 1972, he co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Project Clinic, first clinic for gay men on the East Coast, still operating as New York’s Callen-Lorde Clinic. perrybrass.com
Rangi McNeil is author of The Missing (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2003), a poetry collection. An Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow at The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, he holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts and teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College.