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Posted Friday, July 17, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 29
SGN talks with Gay City Volume 2 editor Vincent Kovar

by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer 

PREMIERE Book Launch
July 23, 7 PM
Bailey-Coy Books

Seattle's Gay City has been dedicated to helping promote AIDS awareness since April 1995. Gay City has set its mission to "building a healthy Gay community" and through various resources, including "Gay City University," discussion groups in public forums and by the publishing of its own Gay City anthology and now, Gay City Volume 2, which boasts a list of contributors of local and national talents. With a book launch party at Bailey-Coy (July 23, 7 p.m.), the book's editor, Vincent Kovar, took time to discuss the anthology and the upcoming book launch. 

Eric Andrews-Katz: How did you come to work with Seattle's Gay City? 


Posted Friday, August 20, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 34
Gay City Vol. 3 brings pulp to life

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor 

The third installment of the Gay City Anthologies, Gay City Vol. 3: Re-Pulped, is the hottest yet. Re-Pulped is jam-packed with sensational characters, lurid images, and scandalous storylines inspired by the 'pulp' era of the 20th century. 

'In Re-Pulped, we are reminded that the pulp era was a time when every kid could dream of being a cowboy or a rocket ranger or a sword-wielding swashbuckler,' writes the anthology's editor, Vincent Kovar, in the book's introduction. 'It was a time when all good heroes were, in some way, a little unnatural. Now, by re-pulping the pulps, everyone can dream of having a happy ending.' 

Posted Friday, July 23, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 30
Pulp fiction - An interview with Vincent Kovar, editor of Re-Pulped

by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer 

Gay City Vol. 3: 
launch party
August 21, 7 PM
ElliotT Bay Books

Pulp fiction has been a genre that has fascinated us since its earliest origins. Starting off as a way to whet salacious appetites, the genre has become part of pictures, poetry, and prose. Being just shy of erotic, pulp subjects were often taboo, tantalizing, and exploitative, offering something dangerous and alluring with strong tension - physical, or even sexual. Seattle's Gay City has chosen this forum to collect and release its latest literary contribution: Re-Pulped. 

The Seattle Gay News interviewed Vincent Kovar, editor for the third and latest anthology to come out of Gay City. 

Eric Andrews-Katz: How do you define "pulp" as a genre? 

Vincent Kovar: I've continuously reengaged that question as I developed this anthology. The traditional "pulp" were low-budget affairs, often in magazines, which got the name from the cheap paper they used - paper that was high in wood pulp. I defined pulp as work that came after the [Oscar] Wilde scandal in the U.K. but before Stonewall. The true definition is something visceral; it's a feeling evoked by work that is slightly melodramatic, a bit chewy, guilty, and delicious. 

Andrews-Katz: How does pulp get represented in pictures and poetry?