Category Archives: Ivan E. Coyote

Interview with a Queer Reader: Al Talks the Legacy of DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR, Lesbian Mysteries, Tamora Pierce, and more!

Al Kornelsen is a queer, demi-romantic, non-binary person living on Vancouver Island. They’re a piano accompanist who plays for musicals, choirs, singers, and church services, a piano teacher, and they also work at a coffee shop on the side. Al … Continue reading

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“the big empty abandoned town hall their heart is echoing inside of”: A Review of Ivan Coyote’s TOMBOY SURVIVAL GUIDE

In case you had the wild notion that it wouldn’t be: Ivan Coyote’s latest and unbelievably 11th book is just as great, and possibly greater, than everything they’ve done up until now. If you’ve never read an Ivan Coyote book … Continue reading

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Reading Projects Past and Reading Projects Present: A Year of QTPOC Books

So I’ve had a look at the books I read last year, and found some surprising and some not so surprising results. One thing that was pretty interesting is that I read more books by and/or about bisexual women than … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, News, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Gender Landmines: Trans Masculinities, Femininities, and Binaries: A Review of Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon’s Gender Failure

I’ve been putting off writing a review of Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon’s collaborative book Gender Failure since I read an advanced reading copy back in March.  This is despite the fact that I had two type-written pages of … Continue reading

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What Is This Blog All About Anyways?: Or, Women, and Other Complicated Words

I spent a fair amount of time thinking about what the parameters of my website were going to be before I set it up, although I admittedly probably didn’t think the cheesy name Canadian lesbrarian through well enough.  Oh well, … Continue reading

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2014 Queer Canadian Books to Be Excited About

I really love to read (uh, duh).  But I think I actually get more excited talking about books than I do actually reading them.  Is that weird?  Anyway, there are some books coming out this year that I am pretty … Continue reading

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Queer Canadian Books for Everyone!: A Holiday Gift Guide

Feeling inspired by a recent podcast by Mary over at the podcast Queer Books Please where she recommended holiday book gifts and she unabashedly declared, “Yes there is a lesbian book for everybody,” I decided to write a post of … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Amber Dawn, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Erotica, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Queer, Rural, Sex Work, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Masculine, Vancouver, Victoria, Young Adult | Tagged , | 4 Comments