*~CONGRATULATIONS TO RAQUEL SALAS RIVERA AND ZAHRA PATTERSON WINNERS OF 2019 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS~*
SPD is happy to announce that SPD Authors Raquel Salas Rivera and Zahra Patterson have both been awarded with 2019 Lambda Literary Awards.
Lo terciario / The Tertiary has won the 2019 Lambda Award in Transgender Poetry
(timeless infinite light, 2018)
By Raquel Salas Rivera
Written in response to the PROMESA bill (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) bill, LO TERCIARIO/THE TERCIARY offers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx. The book's titles come from Pedro Scaron's El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx's classic. Published by Siglo Veintiuno Editores, this translation was commonly used by the Puerto Rican left as part of political formation programs. LO TERCIARIO/THE TERCIARY places this text in relation to the Puerto Rican debt crisis, forcing readers to reconsider old questions when facing colonialism's newest horrors.
Chronology by Zahra Patterson has won the 2019 Lambda Away in Lesbian Memoir/Biography
(Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018)
by Zahra Patterson
Taking as its starting point an ultimately failed attempt to translate a Sesotho short story into English, CHRONOLOGY explores the spaces language occupies in relationships, colonial history, and our postcolonial past. It is a collage of images and documents, folding on words-that-follow-no-chronology, unveiling layers of meaning of queering love, friendship, death, and power. Traveling from Cape Town to the Schomburg Center in New York, Zahra Patterson's CHRONOLOGY reveals and revels in fragments of the past-personal and the present-political.