Podcast: Leona Beasley

Lez Talk Books Radio Presents: Leona Beasely Leona Beasley was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia; Mills College in Oakland, California; and the New School University in New York City. Among the many things, she has taught art Read More …

No Telephone to Heaven

No Telephone to Heaven can be compared to a Tilt-A-Whirl carnival ride. The book, published more than three decades ago, immerses the reader into a whirlwind of color. It shuttles back and forward at such speed it leaves the reader questioning exactly what is going on and, just when you Read More …

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Happy New Year folks! And happy one-year anniversary to The BLLC Review. I’m elated to kick-off year #2 with a review of An Unkindness of Ghosts. Rivers Solomon’s debut science-fiction novel is laced with well-built characters and subplots that sustain an intensely painted dystopian world. Overview: A sparse number of Read More …

Something Better than Home-Repost

The BLLC Review is on hiatus in December, so we’re re-posting some of our most popular reviews this month, which includes Something Better than Home by Leona Beasley– a coming of age story about a young Black lesbian growing up in the post-Civil Rights era South. At first glance this Read More …

Once and Future Lovers-Repost

The BLLC Review is on hiatus in December, so we’re re-posting some of our most popular reviews this month, which includes Once & Future Lovers— a short story collection by Sheree L. Greer. As the titles suggests, love threads the stories together, but prominent themes such as family and maturation Read More …

Five Black Lesbian Books You Should be Reading for Pride Month-Repost

The BLLC Review is on hiatus in December, so we’re re-posting some of our most popular reviews this month. Here’s our post for Pride Month; get into these amazing Black lesbian writers! It’s Pride month, and there are lists upon lists of books LGBTQ folks should be reading circulating around Read More …

JP Howard on Poetry, Family, and Writing Communities

It has been nearly six months since we shared “JP Howard on Poetry, Family, and Writing Communities” with you, which is part of our interview series where we talk to members of the lesbian literary community. JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR, was a 2016 Lambda Literary finalist. She Read More …

Lisa C. Moore on Midwifing the Words of Writers

The following excerpt is part of our interview series where we talk to members of the lesbian literary community. A longer version of this interview will appear in an upcoming issue of our literary journal, Serendipity. Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes award-winning work Read More …

#TBT with La Toya Hankins

#TBT – Today, we’re pressing rewind to revisit a conversation with our own La Toya Hankins. If you haven’t read a story by La Toya, what are you waiting for? She’s penned short stories for various publications and has released two novels: SBF Seeking… (2012) and K-RHO: The Sweet Taste Read More …

Does Your Mama Know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories

Twenty years ago, Lisa C. Moore cast her net to collect, save, shape, and share the stories of Black lesbians finding their voice and accepting their sexuality. The result, Does Your Mama Know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, brought together a wealth of experiences in one collection Read More …