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Christina Orlando

Christina is a champion for diversity in the lit community, and is dedicated to supporting marginalized voices across the publishing industry. She lives in New York, sports seven literary tattoos, loves all media, and is a Slytherin forever. Follow her on Twitter @cxorlando

Queering King Arthur: An Interview with Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy, authors of Once & Future

All someone had to say were: ‘queer’, ‘retelling’ and ‘King Arthur’ - immediately I was like, DJ TURN IT UP, THIS IS MY JAM.

Queer Poetry Collections to Read During National Poetry Month

Pick up these queer poetry collections for National Poetry Month, or any month, and discover diverse voices as fresh as they are powerful.

Who Will Rule Westeros? Rioters Cast Their Vote

With the final season of Game of Thrones fast approaching, Rioters cast their vote for who will rule Westeros. Who gets your vote?

50 Of The Best Poetry Books From Authors of Contemporary Works

There seems to be a bit of an aversion to poetry in our culture. Something happens to us when we’re ...

Audible Launches Audible Latino For Spanish-Language Audiobooks

Audible has announced the creation of a dedicated space for Spanish-language audiobooks and entertainment.

The Sexiest Books We’ve Ever Read

Prep the Valentine's Day TBR because these Rioters are chiming in with some of the sexiest books they've ever read. What's your steamiest read?

20 Books About Gender Identity, Fiction And Nonfiction

These books about gender identity explore the issues of gender essentialism and the struggles of those who seek a life as their true, beautiful selves.

Best Poetry of 2018

Catch up on excellent books of poetry you may have missed this year by diving into these collections of the best poetry of 2018.

Gifts for the Poet in Your Life

So you’re thinking about gifting this season, but you’ve got a problem—there’s someone in your life who is a reader, ...

What To Read During Scorpio Season

October 23 to November 22 is Scorpio season--time to read about blood, sex, and magic.

15 Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Non-Conforming Writers to Support

The notice of Trump’s Memo “defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth” (NYT) threw our ...

10 Short Story Collections About Race and Culture

These short story collections about race and culture shine a spotlight on the lives of immigrants, first generation Americans, culture, and class.

Mad Girl’s Love Song: On Finding Queerness Through Sylvia Plath

How one reader explored queerness through the poetry of Sylvia Plath, and through a young woman who shared a love for the poet and novelist.

Latinx Rioters and the Latinx Writers We Love

This month, we're celebrating and recommending our favorite Latinx writers who help us feel seen, understood, and proud of our culture.

15 Latinx Poets Who Are Breaking Down Borders

"Latinx writers are doing work that feels important now more than ever, but has been important, beautiful, and necessary always."