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Poetry. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Gay Men's Poetry. Stonewall Book Award Finalist. "The poems collected in LAST RIGHTS portray caring, humanness, family or kinship, humor, despair, ordinary problems and unqualified love as they occur in the everyday lives of homosexuals. With the quiet dignity of these poems Marvin K. White challenges us to consider how homophobia may distort what we behold"—The Washington Post.
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Marvin K. White is the author of four collections of poetry, OUR NAME BE WITNESS, STATUS, LAST RIGHTS (finalist for the Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award) and NOTHIN' UGLY FLY (finalist for the Lambda Literary Award). White is a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist, community arts organizer and seminarian. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets; My Brother's 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. He is the co-editor of If We Have to Take Tomorrow: HIV, Black Men & Same-Sex Desire. His poetry has been adapted for stage at San Francisco's Theater Rhinoceros, and he has performed his own work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as a part of their 2014 BAN7 Festival. As a former member of the critically acclaimed theater troupe Pomo Afro Homos he has performed nationally and internationally. White holds a fellowship in the national African-American poetry organization, Cave Canem, and is a former member of the board of Fire & Ink, a national black LGBT writers' organization. Marvin K. White recently earned a Masters of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. White is the editor of the forthcoming anthology from Justice Matters Press, Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Voices on Activism, Resistance, and Love.Review:
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
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