February 24, 2016
When Brett Josef Grubisic asked me to contribute to Plenitude‘s Query Project, my only question was whether someone had called dibs on Buddy’s. The “project” of the Query Project is to collect queer book recommendations from queer Canadian authors.
In 2008 and 2009, when I was the managing editor of Xtra in Toronto and Ottawa, I asked authors to write similar pieces for that publication – and I was surprised to find three books that came up repeatedly: Jane Rule’s The Young in One Another’s Arms, The Collected Poems of EA Lacey and Stan Persky’s oddball memoir Buddy’s. Okay, no one is surprised to see Jane Rule on that list. But Buddy’s?
It’s rad. More on that subject here.