Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hail, Fellow Bookmen (of Mystery...:-)

Greetings, Colleagues--

While turnout was low for last week's meeting, those of us in attendance enjoyed our discussion of Will Fellows' book, A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture.

This coming Wednesday, July 16, we will gather to discuss the selections found on pp. 53-116 of the anthology Men of Mystery: Homoerotic Tales of Intrigue and Suspense (edited by Sean Meriwether & Greg Wharton).

Don't forget that we have shifted our discussion of Thom Gunn's final poetry collection, Boss Cupid, from July 2 to August 6. The book is available at Lambda Rising for a mere $3.98 (and that's before the 20% discount). When I went by LR last night, there were 7 copies left, but at that low, low price they may not last!

Looking ahead: I am in the process of putting together a list of titles for the next iteration of our reading list and would warmly welcome your nominations, particularly for anthologies of poetry, short stories and essays. All titles should be in print and available in paperback; if you can provide a capsule description and/or links to online reviews, that would be great, but it is not required. I'd like to have all suggestions by August 1, sooner if possible; please e-mail them to me via this site (they'll be automatically forwarded to me) and we'll go from there.

Cheers,Steve Honley