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Orville Lloyd Douglas at INSPIRE and in Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews

Under My SKinOut in Print: Queer Book Reviews is an American online review of books, and they recently read through Orville Lloyd Douglas’ latest book of poetry. And loved it.

In their Fall Poetry Roundup, Out in Print states that the poems in Douglas’ Under My Skin are “Powerful and muscular, these pieces are not to be consumed all at once. One or two bites are all you need to digest before you go back, but Under My Skin is a harsh meal that deserves to be finished because its lessons are so vital for everyone.”

Under My Skin asks a lot of questions, questions that demand answers: Why are young black gay men invisible in Canada’s queer and black communities? Do their lives really matter? How do young black men deal with the daily challenges of dealing with multiple oppressions in relation to our race and gender? Is Canada truly a multicultural nation? Why are the brothers dying due to gun violence on the streets of Toronto?

Orville Lloyd Douglas is a writer and social activist. His writing examines image versus reality of tolerance and multiculturalism in Canada from the perspective of a young, gay, black man. His poetry has received critical acclaim from George Elliott Clarke, who described Douglas’ first collection, You Don’t Know Me, as “bold and brash” and Ginsbergesque in “the same pell-mell rush of ideas and images that drives Howl.”

Copies of Under My Skin will be available at the Guernica booth at the INSPIRE! Book International Book Fair. And, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 Orville Lloyd Douglas will be at the Guernica booth from 1-1:30pm to sign copies of his book.

To read the full review, you can visit Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews at:

Under My Skin is also available on the Guernica website at:

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