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Jewelle Gomez

Autor(a) de The Gilda Stories

19+ Works 1,084 Membros 24 Críticas 4 Favorited

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Obras por Jewelle Gomez

The Gilda Stories (1991) 633 exemplares
Swords of the Rainbow: Gay & Lesbian Fantasy Adventures (1996) — Editor; Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Forty-Three Septembers: Essays (1993) 85 exemplares
Don't Explain: Short Fiction (1998) 71 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 1997 (Annual) (1997) — Editor — 58 exemplares
Still Water: Poems (2022) 13 exemplares
Flamingoes & Bears Poems (1996) 6 exemplares
No day too long 2 exemplares
... Night 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 277 exemplares
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuidor — 262 exemplares
Women on Women: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction (1990) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 219 exemplares
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Contribuidor — 179 exemplares
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing (1995) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Lesbian Love Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Piece of My Heart: A Lesbian of Colour Anthology (1991) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race (1602) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
My Lover Is a Woman (1996) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Serious pleasure : Lesbian erotic stories & poetry (1989) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Wild Women Don't Wear No Blues (1993) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Lavender Mansions: 40 Contemporary Lesbian and Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Somewhere in the Night: Stories of Suspense (1989) — Introdução, algumas edições67 exemplares
On Our Backs: The Best Erotic Fiction (2001) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Embracing The Dark (1991) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought (2021) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
To Be Continued (1998) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
To Be Continued, Take Two (1999) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Best Lesbian Romance 2008 (2006) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Out for Blood: Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (2022) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Women of the Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica (2009) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing (2019) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Night Shadows: Queer Horror (2012) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
re: skin (1816) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2013 (2012) — Prefácio — 11 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 78/79: Old Lesbians/Dykes ll (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 28 (1985) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Baffling Year One: Speculative Flash Fiction With a Queer Bent (2022) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Saints Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Saints + Sinners 2014: New Fiction from the Festival (2014) — Introdução — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I loved this one. And I'm fuming that nobody has ever told me "hey, here's a book about a black lesbian vampire and found family" because this is so my type of book.

It's the anti-Interview With the Vampire in every way.
xaverie | 15 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2023 |
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The poems in Still Water amplify and illuminate the old saying “Still waters run deep.” First and foremost, these are poems about people, relationships, and self-discovery. These poems are like street maps, interconnecting families, tribes, communities and celebrating those routes that link her to each. For me, reading this book was an experience of the holy – the holy Black, the holy Native, the holy Lesbian, brought into the realms of daily life and work.
BooksForYears | 5 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2022 |
In 1850, A runaway slave hides herself in the cellar of a seemingly abandoned farm. She falls into an exhausted sleep only to be awakened by the white woman who owns the farm. But instead of throwing her back to the men chasing her, the woman -- Gilda -- hides her, provides shelter and a home for her at her brothel near New Orleans, educates the Girl as if she were family, introducing her to her lover Bird, a Lakota woman. Together, the three women form a strong bond, strong enough that Gilda decides the she has finally found the one for Bird, to replace her when she takes the true death so that Bird won't be alone in the many hundreds of years she has before her. The three head back to the farm where Gilda asks the Girl if she wants the life of a vampire and all that goes with it.

From that point, the Girl's life changes, she takes on the name of Gilda and learns from Bird and from her new, extended family what it means to be a vampire, to take a little bit of life from a human in exchange for life: pushing them to fulfill a dream or to just ease the mind. No death, that's not what the vampire family is about. Through 200 years, beginning in Louisiana, traveling through the early pioneering days in Yerba Buena, protecting friends and family from her hair salon in the South End of Boston to being hunted as the world lies in ruins due to global climate changes brought about by neglectful politicoes in 2050, Gilda strives to find herself, to uncover what it truly means not just to be a vampire, but to learn what a family really is: the people you care about and who care about you, no matter who or what you are.

What impressed me most about this novel was the humanity of the vampires. Not the typical, cut-throat blood-thirsty fiends from 'Salem's Lot nor the whiney aristocrats from Interview with the Vampire. Instead, they helped those in need, taking only what was necessary to survive, and creating their own family in a world that doesn't understand them. A great book for those who want something other than the typical vampire story.
… (mais)
2 vote
ocgreg34 | Oct 10, 2022 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Stunning. I know Gomez through her Gilda Stories, some of which are near-perfect. But her poetry, I was unprepared for such breadth of references literary (Audre Lorde, Gertrude Stein, Angelina Grimke, Tracy Chapman, Tennessee Williams, Gil Scot-Heron), cultural (Eleanor Bumpers, Sally Ride, Cellini), and political (Biden, Trump, Loving v. Virginia). And more: there are odes to streetcars, to a buckskin dress, to a restaurant (which is so superb, you can see, hear, feel the movement in every line). Every poem is deeply felt and gorgeously written with surprises in every stanza. The book feels like a meditation on the people, books, traditions that make Gomez who she is, a lesbian poet of color ("I love writing the words: / A coloured lesbian" p.46), of Native ancestry. There is such real feeling here, such wit and intelligence, such unexpected turns. This reminded me of June Jordan in its passion and political engagement, but, really, this book is one of a kind.… (mais)
susanbooks | 5 outras críticas | Jul 10, 2022 |



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