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Brontez Purnell


Brontez Purnell, whose “explorations of blackness, queerness, maleness, and Southernness take sharp, confident turns between raunch and rhapsody,” has been publishing, performing, and curating in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than fifteen years as founder of cult zine Fag School, frontman for the band the Younger Lovers, and the founder and choreographer of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company. He has performed at venues such as New York Live Arts Festival, YBCA, SFMoMA, Counterpulse, His most recent book, Since I Laid My Burden Down, won a 2018 Whiting Award for fiction.

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