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


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!)

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.

Eloise Klein Healy named the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Kelly Barth's My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus is declared "Required Reading" by The Seattle Lesbian

Kelly Barth's My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus has been named one of the Best Books 2012: Spiritual Living by the Library Journal

Ching-In Chen is one of the 30 guest tweeters for the Academy of American Poets for the 2011 National Poetry Month!

Cathy Kirkwood's Cut Away is a finalist for the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award from New York's Publishing Triangle.

Ching-In Chen's The Heart's Traffic is listed as one of the notable Asian American books of 2009: read the list

Elizabeth Bradfield's Interpretive Work won the 2009 Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

Two of the poems from The Heart's Traffic ("Two Truths & A Lie" and "Black Light") were finalists for the Borders Open-Door Poetry Contest, judged by Billy Collins. :