Joseph Osmundson’s CAPSID: A Love Song named finalist for a Lambda Literary Award

Joseph Osmundson’s Capsid: A Love Song was announced today as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography. You can learn more about Joseph Osmundson’s  Capsid: A Love Song and purchase your copy here. This is Indolent’s first appearance on the Lammy finalist list and comes in our first year submitting titles from our inaugural spring 2016 list.

The finalists of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards—the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known—were announced this morning in a press release by Lambda Literary, the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature.

The finalists were chosen from nearly 900 submissions and over 300 publishers. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on Monday evening, June 12, 2017 in New York City.

75 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, academics and previous Lammy winners and finalists volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking, and invigorating discussion to select the finalists in 23 categories.

“Never in my lifetime have LGBTQ stories felt so important as a means of being recognized and counted, as a form of resistance to this dangerous political climate we find ourselves in,” said Lambda Literary Executive Director Tony Valenzuela. “The Lammys are a celebration of great queer literature, and this year they’re also a reminder that our community of writers, publishers, and readers is not only strong, but part of a vital pathway to asserting our humanity.”

The awards ceremony on June 12, 2017, will be held at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012). For more information and to buy tickets, please visit Lambda’s website.

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Coming soon: New Book by Antoinette Brim

These Women You Gave Me, by Antoinette Brim

Coming in 2017 from Indolent Books


Antoinette Brim’s These Women You Gave Me brings front and center Biblical mythology and legend to prove a truth that can only be proven through poetry. Brim’s poems sing of the ability women have always had to love and thrive in spite of the most oppressive odds, or as Brim herself would say, “His heavy breath filled her ears. She awakened beneath.” This is really gorgeous work.

—Jericho Brown

In These Women You Gave Me, Antoinette Brim weaves her persona poems of Lilith, Eden and Eve into a collection that is intimate and powerful. Her sensual, precise poems take root and resonate with the feminine in each of us. “Amidst the waters of the firmament:/ male and female float; as only indigo shadows/stitched to the depths with light can do….”Antoinette Brim’s poetry is evocative, risky and true.

—Suzanne Frischkorn

In These Women You Gave Me, Antoinette Brim employs a meticulous, lyric sensibility to remind readers of the first women of the Bible and the roles women in the Judeo-Christian tradition have occupied since. This is a bold symphony to Lilith, the first woman, who “has read the Book and found her name erased.” Eve, the second wife, submits; Lilith owns her name, her reflection, her body, and soul. Brim counters the erasure with a brilliant light and language that empowers all women, that gives cause for each reader to consider that the story is often not fully told.

—Georgia Popoff


New collection by Antoinette Brim forthcoming on Indolent Books

Antoinette Brim photographIndolent Books is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of These Woman You Gave Me, a chap-length collection of poems by Antoinette Brim. Speaking in the voices of Lilith and Eve in dialogue with Adam, with God, and with each other, these poems are also in dialogue with the Torah, the Talmud, the Prophets, and The Alphabet of Ben Sira, as well as a range of social, historical, and cultural intertexts.

Antoinette Brim is the author of the poetry collections Icarus in Love (Main Street Rag, 2013) and Psalm of the Sunflower (Willow Books, 2009). She is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. A printmaker, Brim recently exhibited both poetry and monoprints in Jazz: An exhibition of Poetry, Prints and Photography at the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery in New Haven. Learn more about Antoinette at

We look forward to giving you sneak peaks at These Woman You Gave Me in the coming months and making the book available for pre-order in early 2017 here on as well as at AWP in Washington, DC, February 8–11, 2017.



Release Party for Sarah Sarai’s Geographies of Soul and Taffeta

Sarah and Alice in VermontCome join us on May 1 at the infamous and celebrated Zinc Bar to celebrate the launch of Sarah Sarai’s Geographies of Soul and Taffeta. Fabulous guest readers Jane Ormerod and Jee Leong Koh will read poems from the book as well as their own work. FREE brownies! Booze to buy from friendly barkeeps. Your existential crises will wither on-spot. What better way to spend your May Day than by kicking back at Zinc Bar with Sarah Sarai, good friends, and great poetry? Unfortunately, we hear Alice the Pig will NOT be there…or will she? Only one way to find out for sure. Come! See! Hear! That’s Sunday, 5pm to 7pm, at Zinc Bar: 82 W 3rd St, New York, New York 10012. RSVP on Facebook, you know, just so we know how many brownies to bake.

“Sleeping Apart” by Indolent author Robert Carr on The Good Men Project

Sleeping1We are thrilled to share Indolent author Robert Carr’s latest journal publication, “Sleeping Apart,” on The Good Men Project. Robert is the author of the 2016 Indolent Books title Amaranth, available for purchase in our online bookstore.

Indolent Books online store makes shopping easier and more fun!

We have added a new bookstore to the Indolent Books website.

Come check it out!

The new bookstore lets you browse titles and add books to your shopping cart, so you can purchase multiple titles in one order. When you’re done shopping, you can review your shopping cart and check out. It’s that simple!

Here you can find our new titles by Lisa Andrews, Michael Broder, Robert Carr, Joseph Osmundson, and Sarah Sarai.

Shopping for books is so much fun. You love it. You know you want to. Don’t resist. Give in to those consumerist urges. Visit our new bookstore now.