'Among the BloodPeople: Politics and Flesh' by Thomas Glave

Broken into chapters that seem disparate at first, Bloodpeople soon connects by focusing our attention on the body politic—the black, queer, Caribbean body; the black body on the periphery fighting for acceptance of its humanity and for its intense desire to survive and tell its story. … read more

Red-framed Glasses and a Gold Star: The Art of Writing Good Fiction

“…good writing—good fiction—begins with an idea. And this idea has to have a soul, a pulse, a heartbeat; it has to live and breathe. And this living and breathing idea grows into a narrative through cultivation (constant revision) and dedication (consistent writing).” When I was recently asked, “What do you think makes good fiction?” I… read more