Among the Blood people Glave

NYC Book Launch for Thomas Glave’s Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh

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NYC Book Launch for Thomas Glave’s Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh
July 11, 2013 7:00 PM
July 11, 2013 9:00 PM
June 2, 2013
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Among the Blood people Glave

Thomas Glave will read from his new book Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh (Akashic Books, 2013). Glave will be introduced by author David McConnell, who will moderate the discussion following the reading.


Thomas Glave has been admired for his unique style and exploration of taboo, politically volatile topics. The award-winning author’s new collection, Among the Bloodpeople, contains all the power and daring of his earlier writing but ventures even further into the political, the personal, and the secret.

Each essay in the volume reveals a passionate commitment to social justice and human truth. Whether confronting Jamaica’s prime minister on antigay bigotry, contemplating the risks and seductions of “outlawed” sex, exploring a world of octopuses and men performing somersaults in the Caribbean Sea, or challenging repressive tactics employed at the University of Cambridge, Glave expresses the observations of a global citizen with the voice of a poet.

With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa.

“A profound compassion for racial and sexual minorities, the oppressed, and the colonized, informs [Glave’s] searing, beautifully evocative collection of essays . . . He captures the languor and seductiveness of Jamaica . . . A graceful and original stylist, Glave highlights the marginalized—calling on the descendants of people who toiled for the Empire as slaves and colonial subjects to never forget their past, and, in effect, to those who profit from that past to acknowledge their complicity. Ultimately, his work is critical, yet filled with generosity and compassion.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review




David McConnell is the author of the acclaimed novels The Silver Hearted (a finalist for Lambda and Ferro-Grumley awards) and Firebrat. His short fiction and journalism have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including the Literary Review (UK), Granta, and Prospect magazine (UK). He is the former cochair of the Lambda Literary Foundation, and lives in New York City. McConnell’s most recent book is American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men (2013), an investigation of recent murders of gay men in the U.S.