Lodestar Quarterly

Lodestar Quarterly an online journal of the finest gay, lesbian, and queer literature a pencil drawing of a star by Editor-in-Chief Patrick Ryan


Issue 7 • Fall 2003
Robert Glück

Robert Glück

Named as one of the ten best postmodern fiction writers in North America by the Dictionary of Literary Biography, and likened to Jean Genet by the late William Burroughs, Robert Glück's most recent book, Denny Smith, is a collection of stories published by Matthew Stadler's Clear Cut Press. He is the author of eight other books of poetry and fiction, including Jack the Modernist and Margery Kempe, and has published prose, poetry, and critical articles in magazines and anthologies as diverse as New Directions, Artforum International, and Best American Erotica. He's currently an editor of Narrativity, a Web site on narrative theory, and writes for Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors.

Fiction by Robert Glück:
On the Boardwalk

Interview by Brian Bouldrey:
Gabbing With Robert Glück


Peggy Munson

Peggy Munson

What happens behind the hot tin sheds of summer.

Tom House
Fishers of Kids

With a casting call begins the beginning of calamities.

Jenie Pak

Through her prose swim those beautiful bottomless thoughts more often fished by poets.

Allison Burnett

Reviewers praise his novel as "both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."

D. Travers Scott
Catafalque and Pedestal

The unabashed truth of these unabashed modern days.

Rafaelito V. Sy
Captain America

The watchman, the maid, and the little boy they unwittingly instructed in love.


Daniel Curzon

Daniel Curzon
My Unknown Son

Precariously between here and there, now and then, upon a queer little warp of time and space.

Taylor Mac Bowyer
The Hot Month

The metaphysical coming-of-age story of a young man who tries to come to grips with the loss of his first real love.


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Ryka Aoki de la Cruz

Ryka Aoki de la Cruz
As the Sun Falls Away,
Sleeping Against the Wall,
My Father Holds Me Like a Bible,
Before the Last Dance

The caged, the broken, hymning from each their own room.

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg

Writes Justin Chin of her poems, "Playful, contemplative, brash, quiet, and sure."

Shannon Holman
In Heat and Summer Kiss

Words cast upon the cold gray slate of a city's heart.

From "7MARCHES" and Celebrities I've Seen Offstage

Think the bluest tip of raw, stupendous voltage.

Anya Miller
Slip and Conversion

Open to the curling fingers of an erotic.

Randall Mann
Old Haunts and The Future Tense

Within grimy science and gentle floromancy grow your seeds of fantasy.