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Vol. 55 October 2015


Read Anita Cornwell's work, including an excerpt from Black Lesbian in White America, an interview with Angela Davis, on

Check out Janet Mason's author blog

Listen to Tea Leaves review by Joy 94.9's (A Gay and Lesbian station in Melbourne, Australia) presenter Gordon Wilson-- airing on This Way Out -- the internationally syndicated LGBT radio show. Click here to hear the review!


Tea Leaves: a memoir of mother and daughter cover Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughters published by Bella Books -- now available--book and eBook-- from Bella Books! Tea Leaves awarded a Goldie by the Golden Crown Literary Society!


TEA LEAVES has been chosen by the American Library Association's "Over the Rainbow" bibliography round table for inclusion in the 2013 ALA list of notable LGBT Books!

"Lives are cyclical and while we do not always pass through the same circles, there are always points that meet, converge and separate constantly. There is something here for everyone who has ever loved someone else or plans to. I highly recommend Tea Leaves just because it is so real and so beautifully written."                   --Amos Lassen

Janet Mason, a second generation feminist, intimately explores the paradoxical legacies of family and culture.  Any woman who has borne witness to the passing of her mother will be moved by this account and any woman who has yet to face this life-changing transition will be illuminated and directed, as if by a map.       --Sheila Ortiz Taylor



Toni P. Brown, the late poet

New featured writers --

Maralyn Lois Polak -- excerpt from new novel!

Rosemary Cappello -- New Love Poems

Maria Fama and Jim Cory
Maralyn Lois Polak...Alexandra Grilikhes....more featured writers....
Toni Brown -- 11/4/08 - 4/19/08 -- in memoriam -- new poems, audio
Portrait of a friendship: in memoriam Toni P. Brown, 11/4/52 to 4/17/08
links to Toni's poetry and audio clips of Toni reading her own work

Hitching to Nirvana: a novel by Janet Mason

A web of sex and drugs and the home she left behind,"Hitching to Nirvana" is an excellent read and very solidly recommended, not to be missed. -- Midwest Book Review

"Everything works and works beautifully and [Hitching To Nirvana] is more than just a read; it is an experience." -- Amos Lassen
(Schlepping through the Best Books and Movies)

Hitching To Nirvana -- by Janet Mason--now available!!!!
-- a novel of midlife and adolescence (in e-book or paperback)



New review! The Harder She Comes -- an anthology of lesbian erotica from Cleis Press

The Sin Warriors by Julian E. Farris

Richard Blanco -- Looking for the Gulf Hotel -- Ellis Avery -- The Last Nude

Mystics in the Family

--October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shephard by Leslea Newman

Essays -- Harvey Milk and Audre Lorde .....Augusten Burroughs ...Sappho........_Dickinson ....Jeanette Winterson ....CAConrad.... James Baldwin ...Anita Cornwell...



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