Arktoi Books: Literature by lesbian authors


The Gafferthe GAFFER
-Celeste Gainey

Light is the preoccupation, vocation, and language of this debut collection of poems by the first woman gaffer to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

Spheres of DisturbanceSpheres of Disturbance
-Amy Schutzer

Over the course of one day in 1985, the last day of Helen's life, Spheres of Disturbance explores how we can bear to approach, or even choose, our inevitable end.


poems by Judy Grahan



News: The next Arktoi poet has been chosen! Congratulations to Verónica Reyes of Los Angeles. more info & poetry

Honors: Elizabeth Bradfield, author of Interpretive Work has been appointed the 2012-2014 Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.


Review: Great review of The Alphabet Conspiracy in NewPages.

News: The newest Arktoi author, and the press's first nonfiction writer, has been chosen: Kelly Barth of Lawrence, Kansas. Kelly's memoir, My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus, will be published in 2012.

Honor: Ching-In Chen is one of the 30 guest tweeters for the Academy of American Poets for the 2011 National Poetry Month!

Honor: Cathy Kirkwood's Cut Away is a finalist for the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award from New York's Publishing Triangle.


Read: Catherine Kirkwood Guest Blogs: "On Kindness and Death" on Quest for Kindness and "Who IS That? When a Character Comes Calling" on Her Circle Ezine

Review: Great review of Cut Away in Shelf Awareness.


Honor: Ching-In Chen's The Heart's Traffic is listed as one of the notable Asian American books of 2009: read the list

Award: Elizabeth Bradfield's Interpretive Work won the 2009 Audre Lorde Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

New Audio: Hear Elizabeth Bradfield read and discuss poems on From the Fishouse

Awards: Two of the poems from The Heart's Traffic ("Two Truths & A Lie" and "Black Light") were finalists for the Borders Open-Door Poetry Contest, judged by Billy Collins. :