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"[Living] is a very involving job, which takes much concentration and practice."

The Gilda Stories, by Jewelle Gomez

I’ve never read anything quite like this dignified, almost musically written epic work of Black lesbian vampire fiction. Because Gomez’s protagonist, Gilda, lives for centuries, we reap the benefit of her birds-eye view of humanity’s history as she repeatedly reinvents her persona. 216 more words

The "Goddesses" of Black Speculative Fiction

One of the best creators working in comics, John Jennings, interviews three of the leading lights of speculative fiction: Jewelle Gomez, Nalo Hopkinson, and Nnedi Okorafor.


Startling Poetry: for the Streetcar

for the Streetcar by Jewelle Gomez

Today I saw Desire
darkly painted steel, hard bells
wheels and unseen motivation.

In the morning traffic she is thick… 62 more words


{Book Attraction} In the Life and in the Spirit : Homoerotic Spirituality in African American Literature by: Marlon Rachquel Moore

Examines a range of fiction that challenges widespread assumptions about what it means to be a black person of faith.

Taking up the perceived tensions between the LGBTQ community and religious African Americans, Marlon Rachquel Moore examines how strategies of antihomophobic resistance dovetail into broader literary and cultural concerns. 102 more words

Book Attractions

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“Saint Louis, 1990” by Jewelle Gomez from Night Shadows: Queer Horror (Bold Strokes Books 2012). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann.

“Gilda was more than alive.” 454 more words


Short Stories 365/252

“Storyville 1910” by Jewelle Gomez from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival (Queer Mojo).

We’re taking a small detour because the next story up in… 350 more words


Blue Is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle), directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, adapted from the graphic novel Le Bleu est une couleur chaude, by Julie Maroh

Are the sex scenes in Blue Is the Warmest Color too long? Are they an appropriation of lesbian sexuality for the viewing pleasure of the general public? 574 more words