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Jewelle Gomez  // Posts tagged as "Jewelle Gomez"

17 Feb Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

Almost Audre’s Birthday!

Almost Audre’s Birthday!

A couple of years ago some women put together a program celebrating Audre Lorde and Pat Parker and I had the pleasure of doing some remembering out loud in front of about 1000 people.  They were almost all women, those who knew the two writers mostly through their work.  But Audre had been my friend…we […]

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10 Dec Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

What Would Jimmy Do?

What Would Jimmy Do?

“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” James Baldwin I read that quote when I was much younger and it really framed how I think of political activity.  Coming of age during the Viet Nam war, I […]

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13 Nov Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 3 comments

Barbara Grier Broke the Silence

Barbara Grier Broke the Silence

Barbara Grier (left, shown with partner Donna McBride) passed away November 10 at the age of 79…young from my perspective, but obviously an elder in the world of lesbians and of publishing. Her history will be written in essays and PhD theses still to come, but a glimpse reveals: she was one of the editors […]

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19 Aug Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Dinah, Dinah, Dinah!

Dinah, Dinah, Dinah!

Thank you to Pirl Harbour for the comment on my blog about Amy Jade Winehouse   (I like to use her full name to separate the artist and person from the object that we and the media made of her).  In the piece I said I was comparing her to Sarah Vaughn.  My MISTAKE. I really […]

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27 May Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

Gertrude is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Gertrude is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Which, of course, includes thorns.  But what good icon doesn’t have thorns? The exhibition at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” is a stunning evocation of the lesbian writer, art collector (a companion exhibition of her family’s collection is at SFMOMA), and cultural visionary. She’s one of the first literary lesbians […]

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08 Oct Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

What is Biomythography?

What is Biomythography?

My grandmother was a Hollywood star.  At least in my mind.  She was as glamorous as Dorothy Dandridge or Lauren Bacall.  She’d danced and sang in chorus lines in the 1930s and 40s, the lone Indian among the somewhat lighter-skinned ‘Negro’ chorines.  She’d faced down low-level mobsters in Boston’s South End and left an abusive […]

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