Summer of 69

September 29, 2011

Over the summer, I submitted two prurient tales of spontan-gay-ity for Sacchi Green's collection, Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians.

Sacchi selected my submissions, "Off and On" and "Femme's the Breaks," and recently I got word that Cleis Press will be publishing both pieces in the collection!

I'm in good company - take a gander at the table of contents. While you're (going) at it, check out Sacchi's scintillating introduction to the anthology.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland


September 25, 2011

That is possibly - no, positively - my favorite euphemism for caboose. I first heard the word on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, when Ellen quizzed House hottie Hugh Laurie on American slang.

Check out the backside on the front cover of Bound by Lust: Romantic Stories of Submission and Sensuality. The anthology, edited by Shanna Germain, will be released (in a manner of speaking) in April of 2012 from Cleis Press, and will feature my lovely, lusty lesbian story, "A Preference for Deference." If you can't exercise restraint until then (and why should you?) you have my permission to pre-order the book.

So, what do you think of the cover?

In the words of Jill Sobule, "They can have their diamonds and we'll have our pearls."

(I kissed a girl.)

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland


September 20, 2011

Richard Labonte reviewed Milk and Honey, a "vibrant collection" of Jewish lesbian poetry.

In the land of milk and honey, there is room for a myriad of voices expressing a spectrum of emotions and witnessing a pantheon of moments – rage and humor, passion and regret, secular necessity and sexual desire, political exhortation and personal reflection. That's how it is in this collection of work by more than 30 poets, every one somehow queer and in some way Jewish. It's a slim chapbook but it overflows with a wealth of imagery and ideas, featuring a well-curated mix of elders – Melanie Kaye-Kantrowitz is here, and Elana Dykewomon, and Joan Nestle, and Marilyn Hacker – and of a newer generation of poet, among them Jess Novak, Megan Volpert, Joanna Hoffman, Allison Wonderland, and editor Enszer. Ellen Bass celebrates loving a woman, Ellen Orleans honors the dead, Eleanor Levine pleasures herself in a bathtub on Yom Kippur, Eryca Kasse goes into Yom Kippur yearning to be loved – varied experiences, yet each centered on and drawing from a distinctive faith in this vibrant collection.

If you're in or around New York City, come out and hear "a myriad of voices" when Milk and Honey contributors read from the anthology.

You'll have an L of a time.

Thursday, September 22, 10:30 p.m. EST
Radio Interview with Lara Zielinsky on BlogTalkRadio
Join Lara Zielinsky, Marla Brettschneider, Sandra Tarlin, and Margarita Miniovich for a discussion of Milk and Honey on BlogTalkRadio.

Monday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.
172 Allen St.
New York, NY
Featuring Julie R. Enszer, Joanna Hoffman, and Eleanor Levine

Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.
Reading at The City College of New York, sponsored by The Simon H. Rifkind Center
160 Convent Ave.
New York, NY
Featuring Julie R. Enszer, Sandra Tarlin, Hilary Lustick, Rose Fox, and Sima Rabinowitz

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Cruising for a Bruising

September 6, 2011

I'm in a bind.

Not that kind of bind.

A book kind of bind.

Although if I were in that kind of bind, the characters in my new work, "A Preference for Deference," would be green with envy.

Which is good, since they're already red from a good, sound thump to the rump, and red and green look so festive together.

Shanna Germain has accepted "A Preference for Deference," my Sapphic spanking story, for inclusion in her forthcoming Cleis collection, Bound by Lust.

I am ecstatic about this news and tickled pink to be rubbing elbows (and heinies) with such magnificent writers.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

The Jewce Is Loose

September 1, 2011

I am jubilant.

Make that Jew-bilant.

Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry is now available! This collection, edited by Julie R. Enszer and published by A Midsummer Night's Press, features my poem, "Everything I Need to Know about Being Jewish I Learned from The Nanny."

It's true, you know, kind of like how Desi Arnaz said, "I Love Lucy was never just a title."

Well, don't schlep - get your copy today!

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland