Here Are All of the QVotS Podcast Episodes

In the fall of 2020 my University Press of Mississippi fellow authors Pip Gordon and John Marszalek, and I started “Queer Voices of the South,” a new podcast on the New Books Network to showcase the work of other Southern writers like ourselves – writers who’ve published books in the LGBTQ genre. Here’s a list of the books we’ve covered to date:

2021 Episodes


Matt Brim, “Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the Universities” (Duke U. Press 2020) [episode release pending]


Mary Ann Cherry, “Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs” (Process 2020) [episode release pending]

Derritt Mason, “Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture” (U. Press of Mississippi, 2021)

Francisco J. Galarte, “Brown Trans Figurations: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx Studies” (U. of Texas Press 2021)


GerShun Avilez, “Black Queer Freedom Spaces of Injury and Paths of Desire” (U. of Illinois Press 2020)

Daniel M. Harrison, “Live At Jackson Station: Music, Community, and Tragedy in a Southern Blues Bar” (U. of South Carolina Press, 2021)

2020 Episodes


Ardoin, Gordon, Marszalek: Queer Voices of the South: Year in Review

Ashon T. Crawley, “The Lonely Letters” (Duke U. Press, 2020)


Jim Downs, “Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation” (Basic Books, 2016)

Pip Gordon, “Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond” (U. Press of Mississippi, 2019)


Tom Rastrelli, “Confessions of a Gay Priest A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary” (U. of Iowa Press 2020)

Robert Fieseler, “Tinderbox – The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and Rise of Gay Liberation” (Liveright 2018)

Morris Ardoin, “Stone Motel – Memoirs of a Cajun Boy” (U. Press of Mississippi 2020

C’est tout! – M

About Queer Voices of the South

The Queer Voices of the South (QVotS) podcast is part of the New Books Network. We interview the writers, editors, and publishers of recent books in the LGBT+ genre who cover the Southern U.S. LGBT+ experience within their work.

Morris Ardoin is a writer living in Upstate New York. His book, STONE MOTEL – MEMOIRS of a CAJUN BOY can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indibound, and other booksellers, and is also available as an audiobook on Audible.

Pip Gordon is Associate Professor of English, and Gay Studies Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and the author of GAY FAULKNER – UNCOVERING a HOMOSEXUAL PRESENCE in YOKNAPATAWPHA and BEYOND

John Marszalek is clinical faculty of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Southern New Hampshire University and the author of COMING OUT of the MAGNOLIA CLOSET – SAME SEX COUPLES in MISSISSIPPI

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