Spells of a Voodoo Doll: The Poems, Fiction, Essays and Plays of Assotto Saint

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9781563333934: Spells of a Voodoo Doll: The Poems, Fiction, Essays and Plays of Assotto Saint

This collection features the fierce, spellbinding poetry, lyrics, essays, and performance texts of Assotto Saint--one of the most important voices in the renaissance of black gay writing--winner of the 1991 Lambda Literary Award for The Road Before Us: 100 Gay Black Poets. "Angelic and brazen."--Jewelle Gomez.

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When Assotto Saint died at the age of 36 in 1994, he had already created a body of work--essays, poems, plays--that changed gay male literature. Spells of a Voodoo Doll collects all of Saint's published and unpublished work and brings it to a broader reading public who has long had to make do with hard-to-find out of print chap books and old magazines. Saint's vision is flamboyant, intense, wickedly comic, and impassioned. He draws upon his Haitian heritage, music, incantations, and radical politics to weave together a tapestry of literature that celebrates life in the face of death and embraces politics as a way to change the world.

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