Close to the Knives

A Memoir of Disintegration David Wojnarowicz     1991     288p     5 x 8 Written in the ’80s when Wojnarowicz and his friends were sick and dying of AIDS, this is a powerful, tragic — yet beautiful — memoirs. A collection of essays dealing with death, sickness, the sexual freedoms of queer … Continue reading Close to the Knives

The Forecast is Hot!

Tracts & Other Collective Declarations of the Surrealist Movement in the U.S., 1966-1976 Penelope Rosemont, Paul Garon & Franklin Rosemont     1997     276p     5 x 8 In 1966, the first indigenous Surrealist Group in the US was organized in Chicago. From there, it spread. This book is a compendium of … Continue reading The Forecast is Hot!

Queer Fire

The George Jackson Brigade, Men Against Sexism, and Gay Struggle Against Prison Bo Brown & Ed Mead     2014     64p     5 x 8 Untorelli Press presents a collection of interviews and historical documents by and about the George Jackson Brigade and Men Against Sexism, focusing on the many forms of … Continue reading Queer Fire

Jane

Documents From Chicago’s Clandestine Abortion Service, 1968-1973 Firestarter Press ed.     2004     60p     5 x 8 Jane was the abortion counseling service affiliated with the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (CWLU). Before abortion was legalized in 1973, Jane members, none of whom were physicians, performed over 11,000 illegal abortions. Their philosophy … Continue reading Jane

The Pope is NOT Gay!

Angelo Quattrocchi     2010     192p     5 x 8 The Pope is Not Gay! is an irreverent history of homophobic and sexist obscurantism in the Holy Roman Church and an endoscopic examination of its greatest contemporary advocate, Pope Benedict XVI. In his inimitable style, anarchist Angelo Quattrocchi traces the evolution of … Continue reading The Pope is NOT Gay!

The Poisonwood Bible

A Novel Barbara Kingslover The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from … Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible

When God Was A Woman

Merlin Stone 1976 302p 5.5 x 8 While most readers of this book are likely familiar with the concepts in the first three chapters, starting with chapter four, ‘The Northern Invaders’, When God Was A Woman goes into details similar to Against His-Story, Against Leviathan! in regards to the first inklings of civilizations, but in … Continue reading When God Was A Woman

Black Boy

A Record of Childhood and Youth Richard Wright 1945 448p 5 x 8 Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a ‘drunkard,’ hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was … Continue reading Black Boy