A uniquely intimate, unflinching testimony of the experience of a young, African American gay man in the AIDS emergency, Gary in Your Pocket includes an introduction by Don Belton that describes Fisher's achievement in the context of other work by Black gay men such as Marlon Riggs and Essex Hemphill, and a biographical afterword by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 28 mm
"I admire Gary Fisher's writings for their unrelenting focus on the more knotty psychological issues of gay identity, thus further problematizing the notion of a monolithic black identity. His work will help us start seeing the black gay male writer as an individual rather than as a symbol, a martyr or a mascot. Again, Eve Sedgwick surprises and astounds us with her insights into the universe. Don Belton's introduction to the world of Fisher is useful, touching, and timely."-Michele Wallace
"The importance of Gary Fisher's work cannot be overstated. Presenting a singular and now lost artist, Gary in Your Pocket adds much needed insight into the forum of AIDS and sexuality. It will handily transcend any normal sense of audience or perceived notions of appeal."-Randall Kenan