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, charting two decades of evolution, accomplishment, and struggle. The poems, short stories, essays, interviews and dramatic excerpts gathered here exemplify the personal, political and cultural complexities of identity, desire, family and community. In these pages established authors appear alongside emerging talents and heretofore unknown artists to compelling, historic effect. No other anthology so effectively represents the depth, breadth and brilliance of the current generation of black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender writers.
G. gives an overview of the book:
G. Winston James is a Jamaican-born poet, short fiction writer, essayist and editor. He is the founder and editor of Top Pen Press, which publishes work that illuminates, confronts and perplexes perceptions of queer people of color. A former fellow of the Millay...