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G. Winston James's Books

Shaming the Devil
Mar.02.2009
G. Winston James' stories examine the individual, familial, and societal complexities of desire.  Candidly rendered, they unabashedly consider the formation of personal and sexual identity in a world in which the carnal is highly policed, variously dangerous and all too often denied. Shaming the Devil is an erotic, brutal, emotional and thoroughly thought-provoking debut collection...
The Damaged Good
Nov.01.2006
With unapologetic honesty and characteristic lyric beauty, G. Winston James takes us on a journey through the forest of his mind.  The Damaged Good is a precious, if at  times unsettling, work exploring the author's life as a Caribbean immigrant, raised on secrets, engulfed by sex in New York City's gay subculture, and nearly destroyed by his own fictions.  This brave collection...
Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity
Apr.01.2006
In Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity, more than 40 writers address the question of how we, as same-gender-loving black people, affirm ourselves as sexual and spiritual people. These sacred narratives are a canon for our survival—holy texts proclaiming the divinity of our lives, the righteousness of our love, and the sanctity of our being. Spirited is a...
Lyric: Poems Along a Broken Road
Jun.21.1999
Introducing poet G. Winston James and Lyric, the newest offering from GrapeVinePress. This first collection adds James' name to the distinguished list of writers involved with and nurtured by Other Countries, the New York-based gay Black artists collective, whose authors have included such notables as Melvin Dixon, Craig G. Harris, Essex Hemphill, Assotto Saint, and Donald Woods....
Voices Rising
Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing marks the twentieth anniversary of Other Countries--a small organization endeavoring to create a powerful, far-reaching, deliberate legacy of black queer expression. Voices Rising gathers sixty-five writers whose work forms an important bridge among members of black LGBT communities,...