'Sacrilegion' by L. Lamar Wilson

It’s far too easy to see an elision of religion and sacrilege in the title of L. Lamar Wilson’s bombshell of a collection, Sacrilegion (Carolina Wren Press), and thereby overlook the third member of a trinity: legion…. read more

L. Lamar Wilson: Sacrilegion

“It is my hope that my work forces us to face our fears of HIV/AIDS. Life has brought me intimately close to facing my own, and I hope Sacrilegion gives readers their own sublime experience in the mirror.” Sylvia Plath once remarked, “I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I mustn’t say this, I like… read more

L. Lamar Wilson Remembers E. Lynn Harris

James Baldwin was the first writer I encountered who showed me the timeless power that fearlessness on the page has. Likewise, Audre Lorde, Essex Hemphill and Melvin Dixon’s voices gird me each time I sit to grapple with this work. At the heart of all of their work is the quest for love & dignity,… read more