Friday, February 25, 2011

The cover of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots -- doesn't it look fantastic?!!!!



And, here's a little blurb:

Gay culture has become the ultimate nightmare of consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, Pottery Barn, or the perfect abs and asshole. As backrooms get shut down to make way for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture morphs into “straight-acting dudes hangin’ out,” what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry that challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle? This anthology reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change.

Coming February 2012 from AK Press -- that's right, just in time for Valentine's Day!!!

14 comments:

nixwilliams said...

IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Yay, thank you -- I'm so excited!!!

Love --
mattilda

raytherah said...

This looks really good, but sad to see that 'gay culture' is being used carelessly to mean 'gay male culture'. Women are gay too!

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Raytherah, so glad you like the look -- and, as for your point about "gay culture" vs. "gay male culture," aha but it's not a careless choice at all, but a conscious one -- in this particular context (in a book called Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots, that is), I think it would be a bit redundant to say "gay male culture" -- I don't think people will be confused and think that the characterization is broader (except, of course, when it is), but of course I could be wrong...

Love --
mattilda

Oliver said...

I've read a few of your essays in carious queer publications, Mattilda, and I've always admired your work. This looks amazing. I'm super excited!

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Thank you, Oliver!!!

Love --
mattilda

Jacob Woods said...

I just stumbled across your blog and am excited to have found it. I am interested in purchasing a couple of your books most likely. This one in particular catches my attention.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Jacob, I'm so glad you stumbled over here! This book will be out one year from now (February 2012), so hopefully the anticipation will keep building and building...

And, of course, if you do end up reading some of my other books, feel free to let me know what you think...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Love --
mattilda

queerartist said...

Oh my what a wonderful cover! See what you mean and mean what you see right away. As always I can't wait to read the book. Great question that is a good ponder.

Love and hot kisses

Richard

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

"See what you mean and mean what you see right away" -- Richard, I love that description? -- Richard, I love that description!

Love --
mattilda

poet CAConrad said...

THIS IS SO EXCITING! And WHY OH WHY doesn't this guy Ray GET that LESBIANS are very cool and don't need such an anthology. This is about how gay men FUCKING SMASH the spirt of one another in the most brutal ways in this world? MATTILDA WE OWE YOU MANY MANY THANKS!

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Conrad, I love love love this:

"This is about how gay men FUCKING SMASH the spirt of one another in the most brutal ways in this world"

Thank you so much for a wonderful start to my day, and, of course, for being part of the book -- and, for all your other fantastic work, my dear...

Love --
mattilda

romham a bear said...

i'm excited to see this anthology in my hands!
As an aside, i'm sure it was said totally sarcastically, but someone clearly hasn't hung around enough lesbians if they think lesbians couldn't use a book like this.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Thank you, Romham :)

Love--
mattilda