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• Jewelle Gomez  // Jewelle Gomez is the author of 7 books including the lesbian vampire classic novel, The Gilda Stories. Her new play about James Baldwin will be produced in September 2011. Follow her on Twitter: VampyreVamp. Or her website: www.jewellegomez.com

01 Apr Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Acting is Happy Agony

Acting is Happy Agony

Agony seemed to have been one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s personal specialties but he may have been on target about acting.  The New Conservatory Theatre is doing the final casting for my play, “Waiting for Giovanni,” which explores a moment of indecision in the life of queer writer/activist James Baldwin and I’ve had the privilege of […]

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18 Mar Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Boston Bound

Boston Bound

Boston Bound

I visited Boston this weekend to see some old friends.  There was a brief moment when I hoped for snow, just for old times sake, but realized I really needed to be back at work on Monday and even if we got snowed in the past was totally gone. We drove though my old neighborhood, […]

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Every Cookie Has a Mission…

Every Cookie Has a Mission…

So say the Girl Scouts.  (Full disclosure: I was not a Girl Scout; I was a Camp Fire Girl.) They didn’t have Girl Scout troops in my economically forgotten neighborhood in Boston in the 1950s so the GS phenomenon was only familiar to me through television.  So I liked the jaunty neck kerchiefs and khaki […]

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Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” That quote from June Jordan introduces folks to the website for Mobile Homing http://www.mobilehomecoming.org an amazing project developed by two young women, Alexis and Julia.  They describe themselves as responding to “a deep craving for intergenerational connection.”  When we met this week end we affectionately called it […]

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07 Feb Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on I Miss La Rondalla like I’d Miss a Woman

I Miss La Rondalla like I’d Miss a Woman

I Miss La Rondalla like I’d Miss a Woman

I know it was just a restaurant but I miss La Rondalla like I’d miss a woman.  Voluptuous, gritty, innocent and knowing.  Plastic flowers in her hair.  Dressed up in gossamer Christmas lights along side photographs of men with guns and small game trophies.  Diane and I used to go regularly—I was pork and chicken […]

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Performative Sexuality

Performative Sexuality

Not being an academic I rarely have the opportunity to use the word ‘performative.’ And it feels good.  It conveys the sense of taking a familiar idea to a higher level of significance.  With a word like ‘sexuality’ already fairly weighty in US culture you can only go to the head of the class by […]

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16 Jan Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Martin & Coretta have been to the Mountaintop

Martin & Coretta have been to the Mountaintop

Martin & Coretta have been to the Mountaintop

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968 I was a teenager sitting in my bedroom.  I remember that as clearly as the assassination of JFK.  I sobbed and naively thought that his death would mean the country would wake up and repudiate the racism and violence that plague the country.  How […]

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09 Jan Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Apocalypse? …Later

Apocalypse? …Later

Have you heard this?  About the apocalypse coming on 3.21.11?  I’m only asking because it seems like we should have heard something by now, that date is not that far away.  It’s even closer than the 2012 Mayan shut down date.  I saw the movie “2012” and it was not pretty! I hate to start […]

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26 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Jewelle Takes Tea

Jewelle Takes Tea

Jewelle Takes Tea

I grew up in Boston so I’ve been drinking tea since I was about 10 years old.  My great grandmother used to sip from a Brown Betty tea pot that perched on the back of the stove all day!  I love sitting down to a ‘cuppa,’ as they say in Great Britain, especially with a […]

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22 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Oh, Immortal Food!

Oh, Immortal Food!

I became a writer for several reasons.  Originally it was so I could meet girls, but I’m married now and Diane is not that interested in me bringing fans home!  Then there’s being a part of progressive social change.  I grew up in the 1960s when poetry and revolution were intrinsically linked. Going through the […]

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