Rubyfruit Jungle: A Review

Image Description: (Left) Rita Mae Brown, (Right) Cover of Rubyfruit Jungle There are always lots of recommendations floating around of what to read, watch, and listen to in LGBT history month. However, finding older books and films that clearly foreground queer characters can prove difficult: the lengthy backlog of historical classics that emphasise heterosexual relationships […]

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Review: V-Card – Candid, raw and laugh out loud funny

Image Description: the publicity poster for V-Card (a pink background, with ‘V-Card’ written in white and filled with peach, banana, and water drop emojis).  Candid, raw, and laugh out loud funny, V-Card is an unabashed confrontation of societal myths and misconceptions about sex and relationships, made all the more endearing through its likeable characters, all-too relatable mishaps, […]

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Gregory Leadbetter’s Maskwork: throwing a wrench into reality’s gears

Image Description: A gold, decorated mask and a black fabric background.  The mysterious and impenetrable dressings of both internal and external experience provide the theme for Maskwork, a haunting new collection of poetry by Gregory Leadbetter (Professor of Poetry at Birmingham City University). Bewitching descriptions of masks – in the likeness of seraphs, witches, even […]

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