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Marvin K. White, author of last rights (finalist for Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award), nothin’ ugly fly (finalist for Lambda Literary Award), Our Name Be Witness and Status, is a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist and community arts organizer. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets; My Brothers 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. An ex-member of the critically acclaimed Pomo Afro Homos, he has led creative arts and writing workshops for a range of audiences, from youth centers for runaway kids to black gay support groups to literary conferences and social justice organizations. White was co-founder of B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement), a Bay Area, California, organization whose goal was to preserve, present and incubate black gay artistic expressions He currently holds a fellowship in the national African-American poetry organization, Cave Canem; and sits on the board of Fire & Ink, a national black LGBT writers organization.
Join us as we discuss his newest creations "Our Name Be Witness" & "Status"