Literary Nonfiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Spirituality. SPIRITED: AFFIRMING THE SOUL AND BLACK GAY/LESBIAN IDENTITY is a collection of essays that centers on the relationships between spirituality, religion and self-acceptance.
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G. Winston James is a Jamaican-born poet, author, essayist and editor. He holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. James is the author of the Lambda Literary Award and Ferro-Grumley Award finalist collection Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories, The Damaged Good: Poems Around Love, and the Lambda Literary Award finalist collection Lyric: Poems Along a Broken Road. His essays appear in the anthologies For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, and Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of Gay New York. James is co-editor of the anthology Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing, and the Lambda Literary Award finalist collection SPIRITED: AFFIRMING THE SOUL AND BLACK GAY/LESBIAN IDENTITY. He recently wrote the introduction to American photographer Thomas Roma's book of portraits, In the Vale of Cashmere (powerHouse, 2015). Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes award-winning work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore is the editor of does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, co- editor of SPIRITED: AFFIRMING THE SOUL AND BLACK GAY/LESBIAN IDENTITY, and co-editor, co-compiler, and co-publisher (with Vintage Entity Press) of Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. Moore is also board co-president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for LGBTQ writers of African descent. A former editor of Lambda Book Report, Moore has judged numerous literary awards, and speaks at conferences, colleges, and universities about black gay/lesbian publishing. She is a former board member of the Money for Women Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Author City: USA