Chelsea Station Editions
Jameson Currier is the author of six novels, Where the Rainbow Ends,The Wolf at the Door, The Third Buddha, What Comes Around, The Forever Marathon and A Gathering Storm, and four collections of short fiction: Dancing on the Moon; Desire, Lust, Passion, Sex; Still Dancing; and The Haunted Heart and Other Tales. In 2010 he founded Chelsea Station Editions, an independent press devoted to gay literature. Among the authors the press has published are debut writers Gil Cole, Michael Graves, J.R. Greenwell, Jeffrey Luscombe, Craig Moreau, David Pratt, and William Sterling Walker, and veterans Felice Picano, Walter Holland, Charles Silverstein, Wesley Gibson, Tom Cardamone, and Jon Marans. The press also serves as the home for Mr. Currier’s own writings which now span a career of more than four decades. Books published by the press have been honored by the Lambda Literary Foundation, the American Library Association GLBTRT Roundtable, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation, and the Rainbow Book Awards. In 2011, Mr. Currier launched the literary magazine Chelsea Station, which has published the works of more than a hundred writers. In 2013 the press reissued the anthology Love, Christopher Street, edited by Thomas Keith, after the original publisher ceased publishing. Also in 2013, Mr. Currier edited two new anthologies featuring original work: With: New Gay Fiction and Between: New Gay Poetry. Mr. Currier is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, a recipient of a fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts, and has been a judge for many literary competitions. He currently resides in New York.
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A Gathering Storm
Jameson Currier’s richly empathetic novel about the murder of a gay college student.
The Letter I
The Letter I by Dennis Rhodes follows the poet into middle age, addressing matters of love, sex, faith, art, and friendship early in a new century.
After Lunch with Frank O'Hara
Inspired by poet Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems, Craig Cotter’s fourth collection of poetry, After Lunch with Frank O’Hara, assembles 51 poems, each as out, unapologetic, and inventive as those of the late poet’s.
True Stories Too
Award-winning author Felice Picano returns with a new collection of memoirs, True Stories Too: People and Places from My Past, expanding his highly praised portraits and anecdotes to reveal histories of his family, friends, and lovers. In this new volume Picano also delights with wonderful new tales of the many places he has lived in and visited, including NY, California, RI, Germany, and Japan.
Between: New Gay Poetry, edited by Jameson Currier, features sixty gay poets writing on relationships between men: gay men with their friends, lovers, partners, husbands, dates, tricks, boyfriends, hustlers, idols, teachers, mentors, fathers, brothers, family, teams, co-workers, relatives and strangers.
With: New Gay Fiction, edited by Jameson Currier, features sixteen authors writing on relationships with men: gay men with their friends, lovers, partners, husbands, dates, tricks, boyfriends, hustlers, idols, teachers, mentors, fathers, brothers, family, teams, co-workers, relatives, and strangers.
The Forever Marathon
A wickedly delightful war of wits and whines between longtime companions during a two-day fight.
Beauty’s Son, a debut novel by Anne H. Wood and Brian Keesling, is a contemporary retelling of Black Beauty, with illustrations by Rose Lowry.
Who the Hell is Rachel Wells?
Full of snappy and sharp Southern characters, Who the Hell is Rachel Wells? by J.R. Greenwell is a debut collection of clever, big-hearted tales of spunky souls and damaged hearts. Both serious and silly, bittersweet and joyous, these unique eleven short stories introduce a wise and wonderful new author.
Desire, Lust, Passion, Sex
Desire, Lust, Passion, Sex brings together twenty stories by Jameson Currier about gay men and their relationships, including the author’s widely praised fiction and erotica previously published in literary journals, Web sites, and award-winning anthologies.
Love, Christopher Street
The 26 original essays in Love, Christopher Street encompass revealing, intense, profound, funny, personal, and queer reflections that span forty years of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender life in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island and together create an LGBT love letter to New York City.
Chelsea Station Issue 4
The fourth issue of Chelsea Station, the popular new literary magazine of gay writing, edited by Jameson Currier, features seven short stories, three essays, ten poems, and interviews, reviews and other writing relating to gay literature.
Lambda Literary finalist Tom Cardamone’s novella, Pacific Rimming, is a dazzling narrative of obsession. Set in New York City in the late 1990s, a young gay man wanders from bed to bed, creating a life of drug use and sexual conquest to avoid emotional intimacy, his desire focused exclusively on Asian men.
What Comes Around
A quirky, touching, and unique novel of a single gay man’s quest to find a meaningful relationship.
Desire: Tales of New Orleans
Desire: Tales of New Orleans, a debut collection of short fiction by William Sterling Walker, delves into the gay demimonde in New Orleans before the flood.
Chelsea Station Issue 3
The third issue of Chelsea Station, the popular new literary magazine of gay writing, edited by Jameson Currier, features twelve short stories, ten poems, and essays, reviews and other writing relating to gay literature. Contributors hail from New York, Canada, Scotland, France, Brazil, China, California, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Provincetown, and San Francisco.
Shirts and Skins
A remarkable debut novel from Jeffrey Luscombe—a compelling series of linked stories of a young man’s coming-out, coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms with his family and fate.
Chelsea Station Issue 2
The second issue of the popular new literary magazine of gay writing, edited by Jameson Currier, features ten short stories, six new poems, a never-before-published one-act play, a travel memoir, and several essays, interviews, book columns, and reviews on gay literature.
From the award-winning author of Bob the Book, My Movie showcases the remarkable range and versatility of David Pratt’s short fiction. Haunting, funny, surreal, and heartbreaking, My Movie brilliantly documents how we come to terms with being queer.
Where the Rainbow Ends
A powerful, compelling, and heartfelt first novel of a young gay man's quest for faith, family, and understanding during the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
For the Ferryman
From Charles Silverstein, the noted psychologist and co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex, comes a new memoir, For the Ferryman, about the author's activism on gay issues in the medical and psychiatry professions and his personal relationship with a younger man and his partner's decline into addictions.
Sharp, funny, and infused with a dark, sly cleverness, Wesley Gibson's new novel, Personal Saviors, is a marvelous social snapshot of American lives desperate for any sort of salvation.
In Still Dancing author Jameson Currier brings together twenty short stories spanning three decades of the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the gay community. Along with stories from Currier's debut collection, Dancing on the Moon, praised by The Village Voice as "defiant and elegiac," are ten newly selected stories written by one of our preeminent masters of the short narrative form.
Dancing on the Moon
From the author of Where the Rainbow Ends and The Haunted Heart, this debut collection of short stories, first published in 1993, was praised for its courageous and compassionate depiction of the impact of AIDS on gay men and their families and friends.
Part memoir, part history, Chelsea Boy, a debut collection of poems by Craig Moreau, explores the author’s transformation from small-town Iowa boy to big-city Chelsea Boy. Inspired by the famous Manhattan gayborhood and its vibrant nightlife, Moreau’s poems reveal the pleasures and complexities of a resilient community.
a debut collection of short stories
The Third Buddha
Jameson Currier expands his richly detailed storytelling to an international level in this new novel, weaving together the intertwining stories of the search for a missing journalist in Afghanistan with a young man's search for his older brother in Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11. The result is a sweeping, multi-cultural novel of what it means to be a gay citizen of the world.
Walter Holland’s debut novel about the friendship of gay men during the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
Bob the Book
'Bob the Book,' is a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But an unlikely customer separates the young lovers. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human.
The Haunted Heart and Other Tales
Haunted? Or blessed? Ghosts? Or guardian angels? Twelve new stories of gay men and the memories that haunt them.
Jameson Currier modernizes the traditional ghost story with gay lovers, loners, activists, and addicts, blending history and contemporary issues of the gay community with the unexpected of the supernatural. Winner of a Black Quill Award 2010
The Wolf at the Door
From the award-winning author of Where the Rainbow Ends and The Haunted Heart comes a witty tour de force of spirits, spooks, and sinners, a supernatural roller coaster set in the Big Easy that is giddy, soulful, and sentimental.
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