Hibernation wins two top Rainbow Book Awards

Hibernation and other poems wins two Rainbow Book Awards

Hibernation, and other poems by bear bards has earned the top Rainbow Book Award this year in both the LGBT Poetry and Bisexuality categories.

HIB Hibernation Suresha frcoverCongratulations to esteemed bear bards and contributors David Bergman, Albert Skip Brushaber, Alfred Corn, Michael G. Cornelius, Wayne Courtois-Seligman, Bob Cunningham, Jameson Currier, Lewis DeSimone, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, Charles Flowers, Jack Fritscher, John Genest, Scott Rex Hightower, Charlie Hopwood, Daniel M. Jaffe, David Juhren, Owen Keehnen, Daniel Lewiston / David Gerard, Raymond Luczak, Ed Madden, Stephen Mead, Ron Mohring, Miguel M Morales, Jay Neal / Jeff Shaumeyer, Felice Picano, C.D. Reade, Dennis Rhodes, Rocco Russo, Gregg Shapiro, Jordan Shu, Jay Starre, Jim Stewart, Dan Stone, Shawn Syms, Chris Vaccaro, Jeff Walt, Scott Wiggerman, Randy Wyatt, and Emanuel Xavier!

Thanks also to Steve Berman and Toby Johnson of Lethe Press, and to YogaBear Studio for the stunning cover photo.


Check out Ron’s interview, discussing Hibernation, on the Cubs Out Loud podcast, from November 9th, 2014: http://cubsoutloud.com/?p=2206


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Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.