Death in the Sauna by Dennis Altman
Launching in May 2023
On the eve of a major international AIDS Conference in London, the Conference chair is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Tracking down how he died reveals layers of deception, rivalry and danger for those close to him.
‘Imagine Agatha Christie parachuting into the heady world of gay saunas and HIV research, and you’re getting close to this delicious, camp and tightly-plotted murder mystery.’ — BENJAMIN LAW – writer and broadcaster
‘… There could be no better author to take us into this story of secret lives, sexuality, politics and competing agendas. A searing and enjoyable read.’ — TARA MOSS – bestselling author of The War Widow, The Ghosts of Paris and The Fictional Woman
‘Altman’s novel has a unique setting, a tight plot, and is hugely entertaining. He keeps you guessing right to the end, and you’ll learn a lot along the way.’ — ROBERT GOTT – author of the William Power series of crime-caper novels
My Teacher’s Name is Love by Victor Marsh
A collection of poems examining love, self, devotion, and opening to a wider cosmos. Whimsical, meditative, rapturous, these poems are a contemporary expression of spirit. By the author of Mr Isherwood Changes Trains: Christopher Isherwood and the Search for the ‘Home Self’; and the memoir The Boy in the Yellow Dress.
Into Your Hands ed. by Andrew Brown
Into Your Hands: Essays inspired by Mystic, Prophet, and Activist Michael Bernard Kelly includes
academic essays, personal and theological reflections, and tributes to the life and work of Michael Bernard Kelly with a foreword by Ro Allen.
The Pink Book by Henry von Doussa
The Pink Book is a memoir about sexuality, gender, and grief and loss through the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and about the influence of life’s juxtaposing forces: beauty and suffering, freedom and constraint.
The Shallow End by Ashley Sievwright
New paperback and hardback edition of the classic text on sex, celebrity, and suntanning.
‘A compelling and finely judged novel’ – DNA
‘… a little gem of a novel … an impressively fresh voice in Australian fiction.’ The Canberra Times
The Park Bench by Henry von Doussa
A new paperback and hardback edition of The Park Bench with author foreword.
‘… consistently edgy and evocative and surprisingly poignant … a bold and uncompromising take on a subject that gets little fictional attention’ – The Age
Humans Being : thirty years of Queer performance photographs by Jamie James
Images from Sydney’s Queer performance culture from the last thirty years. For those coming to World Pride in Sydney 2023, a dégustation menu of trans, drag and body-positive performance.
Humans Being by Jamie James (2021)
New limited run print edition available, April 2023. Ebook Available
Always Remember: 40 years – 40 objects and images from the AIDS epidemic, 1981 ~ 2021 by Geoff Allshorn
A brief history of AIDS in Australia, expressed through forty objects and images – newspaper clippings, books, films, TV, music, memorials, activism and art …
The Erotic Contemplative by Michael Bernard Kelly
The six lectures from Michael Kelly’s groundbreaking video series, The Erotic Contemplative: Reflections on the Spiritual Journey of the Gay/Lesbian Christian, transcribed, with accompanying study guides; with a foreword by Joseph Kramer of Erospirit Research Institute.
Scheherazade and the Amber Necklace by Gordon Thompson
‘Gordon Thompson has a lovely control of language and an eye for description, with the writing and atmosphere reminiscent of Michael Ende’s 1979 children’s fantasy classic The Neverending Story’
The Age / Sydney Morning Herald
Seduced by Grace: Contemporary Spirituality, Gay experience and Christian faith by Michael Bernard Kelly (updated edition 2021)
Bent Street 5.1 – Soft Borders, Hard Edges – special issue focusing on trans and gender diverse issues, eds. Sam Elkin, Yves Rees, Tiffany Jones
Enough of Your Nonsense by Guy James Whitworth
Down Rainbow Road: New and Selected Poems by Rob Wallis.
Bent Street 4.2 – 2020 – Kiss My Apocalypse
Sunlight by Garry Kinnane Garry Kinnane’s ‘Shadowed Days’ trilogy available now in a single volume.
Bent Street 4.1 – Love from a Distance Intimacy and technology in time of COVID-19, edited by Jennifer Power, Henry von Doussa and Timothy W. Jones
Bait and Switch and Other Stories by Ashley Sievwright
Signs of a Struggle by Guy James Whitworth
Bent Street : Australian LGBTIQA+ Arts, Writing & Ideas. 1 – ‘2017’.
Graeme Aitken — The Indignities — FICTION
Petrina Barson — Now we are four — POETRY, 2008
Colin Batrouney — Omar and Enzo in the Big Talking Book — FICTION, 2009
— The Whole Shebang — NON-FICTION, 2009
— Three Gates to Paradise — NON-FICTION, 2006
Errol Bray — Berzoo — FICTION, 2011
Michelle Dicinoski — Electricity for Beginners — POETRY, 2011
Diane Fahey — The Stone Garden — POETRY
— The Mystery of Rosa Morland — POETRY, 2007
Gahan, Luke & Jones, Tiffany — Heaven Bent: Australian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex experiences of faith, religion and spirituality — NON-FICTION
Hariklia Heristanidis — All windows open — SHORT FICTION
Michael Bernard Kelly — Seduced by Grace — NON-FICTION, 2007, 2021 (updated edition)
Garry Kinnane — Time of Arrival — NON-FICTION, 2016 — Part 3 of the Shadowed Days Trilogy.
Garry Kinnane — Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid — NON-FICTION. Part 2 of the Shadowed Days Trilogy.
Garry Kinnane — Shadowed Days — NON-FICTION, 2008. Part 1 of the Shadowed Days Trilogy
Anthony Lynch— Night Train — POETRY, 2011
Victor Marsh — The Boy in the Yellow Dress
Victor Marsh (editor) — Speak Now: Australian Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage — NON-FICTION
Victor Marsh— Mr Isherwood Changes Trains — NON-FICTION
G. L. Osborne — Come inside — FICTION
Georgina Scillio — A Dandelion on the Roof — SHORT FICTION
Ashley Sievwright — The Shallow End — FICTION, 2009, 2021
Sievwright, Ashley — Walter — FICTION, 2012
Stamping Ground —- ed. Gordon Thompson
An anthology of writing about the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne.
Sue Jensen Weeks — How Desolate Our Home Bereft of Thee — NON-FICTION
Mark Wills— Death in a Swiss Zoo — POETRY, 2009
Daniel Witthaus — Beyond Priscilla
Beyond Priscilla – The Play by Gavin Roach. The stage adaptation of Daniel Witthaus’ Beyond Priscilla.