is a Jamaican-born poet, short fiction writer, essayist and editor. He holds an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and is the author of the Lambda Literary Award nominated poetry collection Lyric: Poems Along a Broken Road. His poetry also appears in numerous anthologies and publications, including Bloom Magazine, Freedom in This Village, Milking Black Bull, Role Call and the Lambda Literary Award winning anthologies, Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS and The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets. His fiction and essays can also be found in Brooklyn Review, Callaloo, Fighting Words, His 2, The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica, Shade, Think Again and Waves. James is also co-editor of the historic anthology, Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity. His new book, Shaming the Devil, a collection of short stories, will published this year by Top Ten Press.
Lambda Literary Award nominated author G. Winston James returns to the literary landscape with The Damaged Good—a raw, moving poetry collection of searing, unapologetic honesty. Homophobia, sex, desire, longing and liberation mark the terrain of these terse, often unsettling poems. From the unwelcoming streets of Kingston, Jamaica to the parks of Brooklyn, New York, G. Winston James skillfully chronicles new times in black and gay history. The Damaged Good is one of the bravest, most authentic collections of poetry in years.