Tommye Blount

Finalist, 2020 National Book Awards

A Cave Canem alumnus, Tommye Blount is the author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue and the chapbook What Are We Not For. A graduate from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers, he has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kresge Arts in Detroit and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
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Fantasia for the Man in Blue

ISBN 9781945588495 Four Way Books

In his debut collection, Fantasia for the Man in Blue, Tommye Blount orchestrates a chorus of distinct, unforgettable voices that speak to the experience of the black, queer body as a site of desire and violence. A black man’s late-night encounter with a police officer – the titular “man in blue” – becomes an extended meditation on a dangerous, erotic fantasy. More about this book >

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Tommye Blount

A Cave Canem alumnus, Tommye Blount is the author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue and the chapbook What Are We Not For. A graduate from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers, he has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kresge Arts in Detroit and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Born and raised in Detroit, Blount now lives in the nearby suburb of Novi, Michigan.

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