Arktoi Books: Literature by lesbian authors


The Gafferthe GAFFER
-Celeste Gainey

Light is the preoccupation, vocation, and language of this debut collection of poems by the first woman gaffer to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

Spheres of DisturbanceSpheres of Disturbance
-Amy Schutzer

Over the course of one day in 1985, the last day of Helen's life, Spheres of Disturbance explores how we can bear to approach, or even choose, our inevitable end.


poems by Judy Grahan


  • Coming Spring 2017: Judy Grahn's Hanging On Our Own Bones. Poet, writer, and cultural theorist, Grahn helped fuel feminist, gay and lesbian activism, and women’s spirituality movements since the 1960s
  • Arktoi founder and editor Eloise Klein Healy is the 2016 recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Chopper! Chopper! by Verónica Reyes was awarded Best Poetry in English at the 2014 Latino Book Award Ceremony! (It ALSO got second place for Best Cover Design!)
  • A poem from Chopper! Chopper! by Verónica Reyes published on the Ms. blog as one of "Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month"
  • 2014 Lambda Finalists: both Chopper! Chopper! by Verónica Reyes and Arktoi founder Eloise Klein Healy's A Wild Surmise were finalists in the lesbian poetry category.
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An imprint of Red Hen Press, Eloise Klein Healy established Arktoi Books to publish literary works of high quality by lesbian writers.

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