Cheryl Clarke: The Never-Ending Resource that is Black Queerness

“There is queer activism in the African diaspora and wherever that movement is, there is always cultural production.” I was introduced to the iconic Cheryl Clarke while organizing a conference on spirituality and sexuality with writer and scholar Ashon T. Crawley for the Newark Pride Alliance in Newark, NJ in 2008. Ashon and I marveled… read more

'Into the Interior' by Michelle Cliff

Michelle Cliff’s first novel since the critically acclaimed Free Enterprise in 1993 begins: I was born in the middle of the twentieth century and was raised in the age of Victoria, at least partly, for my family, older than the hills, older than the D’Urbervilles, cleaved to the past they had received, and the landscape,… read more

'Everything is Now' by Michelle Cliff

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” William Faulkner wrote in Requiem for a Nun. This view of the continuing presence and influence of the past on the present also appears to be true for Jamaican-American author Michelle Cliff, as is shown again and again in this collection of her lyrical short fiction…. read more

Michelle Cliff: The Historical Re-Visionary

For three decades, professor, activist, and author Michelle Cliff has explored the complexities of modern life in her prose and prose poetry. Her first book, Claiming an Identity They Taught Me to Despise, was published by feminist publisher Persephone Press in 1980. Since then she’s published six novels including Abeng and No Telephone to Heaven…. read more

21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards

LGBT Anthologies | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian… read more