building fires in the snow a collection of alaska lgbtq short fiction and poetry

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Building Fires In The Snow

Author : Martha Amore
ISBN : 9781602233010
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Diversity has always been central to Alaska identity, as the state’s population consists of people with many different backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences. This book opens a window into these diverse lives, gathering stories and poems about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer life into a brilliant, path-breaking anthology. In these pages we see the panoply of LGBTQ life in Alaska today, from the quotidian urban adventures of a family—shopping, going out, working—to intimate encounters with Alaska’s breathtaking natural beauty. At a time of great change and major strides in LGBTQ civil rights, Building Fires in the Snow shows us an Alaska that shatters stereotypes and reveals a side of Alaska that’s been little seen until now.

In The Quiet Season And Other Stories

Author : Martha Amore
ISBN : 9781602233539
Genre : Literary Collections
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In the Quiet Season & Other Stories explores the human landscape of Alaska. While the stories take place in modern-day towns, each is laced with a timelessness that comes from their roots in ageless issues: broken trust and heartbreak, hope and rebirth. The expansive Alaska landscape infuses the stories with a unique chill, as tears freeze on eyelashes and mountain ranges form the backdrop for breakups. Although the people in Amore’s stories know how to survive Alaska’s cold terrain, these characters stumble when trying to navigate through their own lives and lost dreams.

Speaking Out Lgbtq Youth Stand Up

Author : Steve Berman
ISBN : 9781602826021
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Speaking Out features stories for and about LGBT and Q teens by fresh voices and noted authors in the field of young adult literature. These are inspiring stories of overcoming adversity (against intolerance and homophobia) and experiencing life after "coming out." Queer teens need tales of what might happen next in their lives, and editor Steve Berman showcases a diversity of events, challenges, and, especially, triumphs.


Author : Alan Dick
ISBN : 9781594336591
Genre : Fiction
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Tatiana is a unique story from the early 1800s brought into the 21st century by oral tradition. Tatiana recalls the genuine romance and fearful adventures of a young girl born in Cook Inlet during a season of cultural con ict, violence, greed, and extreme hardship. She was forced to choose between the simple desires of her Dena'ina Athabaskan mother and the adamant demands of an adoring yet intensely stubborn Russian father. Her decision changed history during that era and inspires this generation with rich cultural knowledge and values. “At that time of the world, every family was its own last resort. e innocent were forced to defend themselves, o en emerging less than innocent...if they emerged at all.”


Author : Nikky Finney
ISBN : 9780810167179
Genre : Poetry
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In Rice, her second volume of poetry, Nikky Finney explores the complexity of rice as central to the culture, economy, and mystique of the coastal South Carolina region where she was born and raised. The prized Carolina Gold rice paradoxically made South Carolina one of the most oppressive states for slaves and also created the remarkable Gullah culture on the coastal islands. The poems in Rice compose a profound and unflinching journey connecting family and the paradoxes of American history, from the tragic times when African slaves disembarked on the South Carolina coast to the triumphant day when Judge Ernest A. Finney Jr., Nikky’s father, was sworn in as South Carolina’s first African American chief justice. Images from the Finney family archive illustrate and punctuate this collection. Rice showcases Finney’s hungry intellect, her regional awareness and pride, and her sensitivity to how cultures are built and threatened.

Let It Snow

Author : John Green
ISBN : 9781101575178
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Three interconnected stories from three bestselling authors: John Green (Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars), Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star), and Lauren Myracle (The Internet Girls series.) Major motion picture in the works! A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses. A New York Times Bestseller! "Tender without being mushy, these carefully crafted stories of believable teen love will leave readers warm inside for the holidays."—School Library Journal "Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort."—Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author : Anondra Williams
ISBN : 9780615853611
Genre : African American lesbians
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From the author of "black girl love" comes "SistaGirl" a collection of stories and poems about me and you and the women you love. Over thirty stories and poems told from the heart of every woman who loves other women be it her lover, her sista or her friend and sometimes..sometimes if we are lucky they are one and the same In the slow winding title story, "SistaGirl," a woman declares her love for her sista girl, a love chosen, worked on and grown in the true spirit of woman on woman friendship. In "Roses," two women live with and in the middle of domestic abuse, giving and taking. We see the reality from both sides and the ugly truth that resides in the middle. And in "New Pussy" the grass isn't always greener fable is explored as one woman decides that green or not she has to try it out. This is just a sample of the written pathway that we explore about friendship, sex, love, fear, loss and everything in between as Anondra cuts to the core of the woman loving woman experience with stories that resonate with a ring of truth in each one. These stories shine a light on the everyday while exploring the nuances that are sometimes hidden or whispered about in the dark. Is it your story that she's telling?

Art On Fire

Author : Hilary Sloin
ISBN : 9781612940328
Genre : Fiction
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Art on Fire is the apparent biography of subversive painter Francesca deSilva, the founding foremother of "pseudorealism," who lived hard and died young. But in the tradition of Vladimir Nabokov's acclaimed novel Pale Fire, it's a fiction from start to finish. It opens with Francesca's early life. We learn about her childhood love, the chess genius Lisa Sinsong, as well as her rivalry with her brilliant sister Isabella, who publishes an acclaimed volume of poetry at the age of twelve. She compensates for the failings of her less than attentive parents by turning to her grandmother who is loyal and adoring until she learns Francesca is a lesbian, when she rejects her. Francesca flees to a ramshackle cabin in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, working weekends at the flea market. She breaks into the gloomy basement of a house, where she begins her life as a painter. Much to her confusion and even dismay, fame comes quickly. Interspersed with Francesca's narrative are thirteen critical "essays" on the paintings of Francesca deSilva by critics, academics, and psychologists—essays that are razor-sharp satires on art, lesbian life, and the academic world, puncturing pretentiousness with every paragraph. Art on Fire is a darkly comic, pitch-perfect, and fearless satire on the very art of biography itself. Art on Fire is the latest winner of the Bywater Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Heekin Foundation Award, the Dana Awards, and the Story Oaks Prize. It was mistakenly awarded the nonfiction prize in the Amherst Book and Plow Competition.

Copper Mother

Author : Alyse Knorr
ISBN : 0986187631
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Poetry. "In COPPER MOTHER, Alyse Knorr imagines a future in which Voyager makes first contact with alien others, who then travel to Earth and introduce themselves as 'Our Friends.' But rather than trying to experience something outside themselves, the speakers search for the 'me of ourselves' in the 'me of their flesh.' They create a projection of the 'self' that 'twists, / makes new space, / [and] consumes future' within these strangers. Knorr's collection reads as a cautionary tale of ethical engagement with the other, and how such interactions can easily transform into solipsistic explorations."—Joshua Ware "If the Voyager Golden Record was intended to display the diversity of culture and life on Earth, Alyse Knorr's wildly inventive COPPER MOTHER is a retake, our new rendition. Honest in critique of gender, violence, and environmental decay, these poems allow that we see ourselves from afar."—Sally Keith

A Fast Life

Author : Tim Dlugos
ISBN : 0984459839
Genre : Poetry
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Presents a collection of poems published by the author during the 1970s and 1980s, along with some previously unpublished works and a chronology that provides details about his life.

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