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A Generous Spirit:
Selected Work by Beth Brant

Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award!

Sinister Wisdom's most recent Sapphic Classic published cooperatively with Inanna Publications & Education Inc, A Generous Spirit: Selected Works by Beth Brant has been chosen as a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards!

We are thrilled and honored to have this book recognized by the Lambda Literary Awards, chosen alongside the other finalists for Lesbian Fiction. Many people helped to make this book possible and Sinister Wisdom is grateful to them all. Particular thanks to Janice Gould, editor of the volume, Lee Maracle, author of the Foreword, and Deborah Miranda, author of the Afterword, for contextualizing this gorgeous collection as a pillar in Indigenous Lesbian literature. Thank you all and thank you to everyone for rediscovering the wonderful work of Beth Brant!

About Beth Brant 

Beth Brant (Degonwadonti) was a lesbian poet, essayist, activist, and Bay of Quinte Mohawk from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Born in Detroit in 1941, she began writing in 1981 at the age of forty. Brant was the editor of Sinister Wisdom 22/23: A Gathering of Spirit, an anthology of Native American women’s writing, and the author of Mohawk Trail (1985), Food & Spirits (1991), Writing as Witness: Essay and Talk (1994), and I’ll Sing ‘til the Day I Die: Conversations with Tyendinaga Elders (1995). She passed away in August 2015.
Beth Brant. (Courtesy of Nathanael German.)
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