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The Best Southern Books of June 2022The Southern Review of Books

The Southern Review of Books

We’re celebrating Pride month with as many Southern LGBTQ+ books and authors as we can squeeze in! Things are looking pretty bleak out there with transphobic legislation advances, book bans, and threats of violence at Pride events, so celebrating LGBTQ stories feels especially important right now. So, here are some of the best queer Southern memoirs, poetry, and fiction from the year so far.

PM Press: “Y’all Means All is a celebration of the weird and wonderful aspects of a troubled region in all of their manifest glory! This collection is a thought-provoking hoot and a holler of we’re queer and we’re here to stay, cause we’re every bit a piece of the landscape as the rocks and the trees echoing through the hills of Appalachia and into the boardrooms of every media outlet and opportunistic author seeking to define Appalachia from the outside for their own political agendas.”

Y’all Means All: The Emerging Voices Queering Appalachia