Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Writing
Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Writing, Edited by G. Winston James and Other Countries. RedBone Press.
This is an exciting and powerful collection of sixty-five emerging and more established black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender voices from the U.S. It celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Other Countries, an organized writing workshop that originated 15 years ago with the "mission to nurture, disseminate and preserve black gay expression" in the tradition of such writers as James Baldwin, Joseph Beam, Angelina Weld Grimke, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and many others. The poems, short stories, essays, interviews and dramatic excerpts gather here exemplify the personal, political and cultural complexities of identity, desire, family and community.
Softcover, 583 pages.