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Last Rights: Poems by Marvin White Paperback – March, 1999

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With the quiet dignity of these poems White challenges us to consider how homophobia may distort what we behold. --The Washington Post

This recommended work is a call to telling the truth, and even more, to appreciating life. --Multicultural Review

[White] tells the story of ...how to be black and gay with AIDS pounding into his world... --Windy City Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Marvin K. White, author of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated collection of poetry last rights and nothin’ ugly fly (RedBone Press), is a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist as well as a community arts organizer. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets; My Brothers Keeper; Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: New Gay Writing; Things Shaped in Passing; Sojourner: Writing in the Age of AIDS; Bum Rush the Page; Role Call; and Think Again, as well as other local and national publications. A former member of the critically acclaimed Pomo Afro Homos, he has led creative arts and writing workshops from inner city elementary schools to youth centers for runaway kids to black gay youth support groups. He is co-founder of B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement), an organization whose goal is to preserve, present and incubate black gay artistic expressions. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Books; 1st edition (March 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555835104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555835101
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,178,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marvin K. White is the voice for the new millennium. His words leap off the pages like Fire and Holy Ghosts. In this journey you'll find yourself stopping by the church house, the hospital, the park, the neighborhood, the stage, all to find that they've all been home to us at one point or another. He tells his/our story in a way that makes the bitter seem better and the better the best. I have been a long time admirer of this man's work and it's a pleasure to know that everyone has the chance to experience his journey, or to relive ours again through him.
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