Avery Cassell

23379923_10155881892266306_9009688597867819195_n I am a genderqueer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who spent much of my childhood in Iran in the 1960s, returning to the U.S. at age 16 in 1971. I still sometimes dream in Persian.

Behrouz Gets Lucky is my first novel; Behrouz Gets Lucky is a romantic, literary, kinky, and political novel about two older San Francisco queers – a butch dyke gardner named Lucky who grew up in Ohio, and a genderqueer librarian named Behrouz who grew up in Iran.

I co-edited, drew, and wrote the biographies for the Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s Coloring Book and the Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Books. Look for our new book later this year,  Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII. (Stacked Deck Press)

You can find my erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here. I just finished a sequel of Behrouz and Lucky’s shenanigans titled Doily Is My Safeword; publication date to be released. 


3 Responses to Avery Cassell

  1. Paul says:

    Hello. I’m straight, right handed, a recovering alcoholic, a believer in magic and a poet. Your poetry is fantastically wonderful.


  2. artpredator says:

    hey, Birdie Lou! Paul told me to come check your blog out–great stuff! I’m a straight mom poet, named after my grandma, who was left handed, and I write a lot about wine, a fair amount about ritual, and have posted a number of my broadsides on my blog. I hope you will publish some of your art!

    I am looking to do a good fall protection ritual using a whole pomegranate…let me know if you have any recommendations!


  3. bentcrude says:

    right handed dyke with a left handed lover. handy.

    well that’s me, anyway.


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