Desire, High Heels, Red Wine

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Insomniac Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 95 pages
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Sweet, seductive, dark and illegal; this is Desire, High Heels, Red Wine, a collection by four gay and lesbian writers. The writing ranges from the abrasive comedy of Sonja Mills to the lyrical and insightful poetry of Margaret Webb, from the campy dialogue of Sky Gilbert to the finely crafted short stories of Timothy Archer. Their writings depict dark, abrasive places populated by bitch divas, leather-clad bodies, and an intuitive sense of sexuality and gender. The writers' works are brought together in an elaborate and striking design by three young designers.

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About the author (1995)

O'Connor is a poet and translator of Chinese literature. He has served as an editor for the quasi-governmental China External Trade and Development Council in Taipei. He holds a MFA in writing and poetics.

Sky Gilbert is an outspoken gay activist. A writer, director and drag queen extraordinaire, Gilbert was the artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (North America's largest gay and lesbian theatre) in Toronto for 18 years. Since leaving in 1997, he has published four novels, two books of poetry, four plays, and a memoir. Recently, he received both The Margo Bindhardt Award from the Toronto Arts Foundation and the ReLit Award for his fourth novel, "An English Gentleman". Gilbert holds the University Research Chair in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

Sonja Mills, a Toronto-based playwright, is Agnete Ottosen's great-niece.

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