Lambda Literary tags Bryan Borland & JP Howard as finalists
Are you familiar with Bryan Borland & JP Howard? If not, hit the search button and check out their beautiful poetry because they’re the rising stars of the LGBTQ literary community this 2016.
The Lambda Literary, an organization dedicated to LGBTQ literature, has announced Borland and Howard as the finalists of the Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer awardees.
Both will receive $1,000– an incentive to encourage more budding writers for LGBTQ literature.
Bryan Borland & JP Howard: Poetry on grief…
Bryan Borland, the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, was recently honored by the American Library Association for his work as poet and editor.
Borland’s work– Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year Without My Father and My Life as Adam— sought to express all the joys and sorrows that growing up queer touched upon.
He publishes Adrienne, a quarterly journal for queer and transsexual women, and is the founder and editor of Assaracus, a print journal for gay poets.
His range as both editor and poet is remarkable, and his beautiful poetry definitely qualifies him as an Emerging Writer awardee this 2016.
Bryan Borland & JP Howard: … and poetry of memory
Meanwhile, emerging writer Juliet (or JP) Howard represents women from all walks of life with her award-winning poetry and passion for supporting other women writers.
Howard is highly active as a teacher, community leader, poet, curator, and women’s literature advocate. She pushes for forums where women have a safe space to express and hone their creative writing.
Her debut collection, SAY/MIRROR, a narrative that speaks from history and memories of her mother, makes her a strong finalist for the award.
Recognition for Bryan Borland & JP Howard
For their interdisciplinary talents and soulful collections, these two writers will receive recognition for their work at the Emerging Writer Awards.
This will be held at the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards on June 6, 2016 in New York City.
Moreover, their guidance and nurturing of other literary talents in the LGBT space will benefit other potentially prolific writers.
“This year’s judges considered a very wide field of exceptional nominations. We congratulate the winners for their well-deserved achievement and for their exciting new works yet to come,” shared Lambda Literary Executive Director Tony Valenzuela.
We can definitely look forward to more of Bryan Borland & JP Howard’s work as they guide others to shine and feel free in their own sexuality and experiences.