Posts Tagged: lgbt

Frank O’Hara Celebrates Dancing at a Gay Bar

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
In the midst of all the horror and great sadness about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando last night at the gay bar Pulse, I keep thinking of a poem Frank O’Hara…

Frank O’Hara Celebrates Dancing at a Gay Bar

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
In the midst of all the horror and great sadness about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando last night at the gay bar Pulse, I keep thinking of a poem Frank O’Hara…

The Day You Change: Dialectic of the Flesh (Roz Kaveney)

This one’s another book I picked up in London last month. Published in 2012 by A Midsummer Night’s Press, Dialectic of the Flesh is literally pocket-sized (think blue jeans’ back pockets), but feels larger when read. It’s an intense collection through which British

The Day You Change: Dialectic of the Flesh (Roz Kaveney)

This one’s another book I picked up in London last month. Published in 2012 by A Midsummer Night’s Press, Dialectic of the Flesh is literally pocket-sized (think blue jeans’ back pockets), but feels larger when read. It’s an intense collection through which British

You are Even a World, a Planet: H.D.’s Collected Poems 1912-44

H.D. — Hilda Doolittle — lived from 1886 to 1961, which means she lived through the emergence and high times of Modernism. Considered one of the first Imagists, she was friends with Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, and other prominent literary

You are Even a World, a Planet: H.D.’s Collected Poems 1912-44

H.D. — Hilda Doolittle — lived from 1886 to 1961, which means she lived through the emergence and high times of Modernism. Considered one of the first Imagists, she was friends with Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, and other prominent literary

’tis the season: Letter to a Friend, about Faith

This post is an unusual one in as far as it is not about a specific book or reading-related topic, although faith and reading do go hand in hand much of the time. This post is more personal, and if

’tis the season: Letter to a Friend, about Faith

This post is an unusual one in as far as it is not about a specific book or reading-related topic, although faith and reading do go hand in hand much of the time. This post is more personal, and if

Only Connect: David Rakoff’s “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish”

This book was a gift from a friend (Hi Fran!) and immediately caught my attention because of its cover. Yes, those are actual holes through which you can make out the title once you get over the portrait on the

Only Connect: David Rakoff’s “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish”

This book was a gift from a friend (Hi Fran!) and immediately caught my attention because of its cover. Yes, those are actual holes through which you can make out the title once you get over the portrait on the

Make me Born: We The Animals, by Justin Torres

Justin Torres’s We The Animals is a slender volume and a perfect example of quality being unrelated to quantity. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this (his first) novel, and a reviewer’s comment that the book feels like a sets of old school

Make me Born: We The Animals, by Justin Torres

Justin Torres’s We The Animals is a slender volume and a perfect example of quality being unrelated to quantity. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this (his first) novel, and a reviewer’s comment that the book feels like a sets of old school

All Things Are Real: James Schuyler’s “Collected Poems”

Reading through Schuyler’s Collected Poems feels like reading through a diary or through a stack of personal letters, kept neatly in order. When roses are described as being full of buds in one poem, the next or one soon after will

All Things Are Real: James Schuyler’s “Collected Poems”

Reading through Schuyler’s Collected Poems feels like reading through a diary or through a stack of personal letters, kept neatly in order. When roses are described as being full of buds in one poem, the next or one soon after will

Things as They Are: James Schuyler’s Unashamed Reality

The fourth major player in our survey of New York School poets is James Schuyler. He’s a bit of an odd one out: “Helen Vendler contends that notwithstanding ‘superficial resemblances in form,’ Schuyler is essentially different from the other New

Things as They Are: James Schuyler’s Unashamed Reality

The fourth major player in our survey of New York School poets is James Schuyler. He’s a bit of an odd one out: “Helen Vendler contends that notwithstanding ‘superficial resemblances in form,’ Schuyler is essentially different from the other New

"it’s not a sin to have feelings" (Gay Mormons?)

i told you in an earlier post that i was reading this, and that i would tell you more about it soon. today is “soon.” the book, Gay Mormons?, is now available and so, now seems like a good time

"it’s not a sin to have feelings" (Gay Mormons?)

i told you in an earlier post that i was reading this, and that i would tell you more about it soon. today is “soon.” the book, Gay Mormons?, is now available and so, now seems like a good time

cover of "dusty answer" by lehmann

dusty answer (rosamond lehmann)

i finished rosamond lehmann’s dusty answer, and just in time too – while the book was in impeccable shape when i found it, it had been sitting on shelves in this family for the past 75 years or so and, well,

cover of "dusty answer" by lehmann

dusty answer (rosamond lehmann)

i finished rosamond lehmann’s dusty answer, and just in time too – while the book was in impeccable shape when i found it, it had been sitting on shelves in this family for the past 75 years or so and, well,

current currents

current currents of thought are influenced by the following books i am reading right now: (in no particular order…) sexual fluidity – understanding women’s love and sexual desire, by lisa m. diamond (2008) i’ve been reading IN this book, on

current currents

current currents of thought are influenced by the following books i am reading right now: (in no particular order…) sexual fluidity – understanding women’s love and sexual desire, by lisa m. diamond (2008) i’ve been reading IN this book, on

The Laughter of Stafford Girls’ High (excerpt)

(…) a pale girl, a girl who looked, in the stale classroom light, like a sketch for a girl, a first draft to be crumpled and crunched and tossed away like a note. She cleared her throat, raising her eyes,

The Laughter of Stafford Girls’ High (excerpt)

(…) a pale girl, a girl who looked, in the stale classroom light, like a sketch for a girl, a first draft to be crumpled and crunched and tossed away like a note. She cleared her throat, raising her eyes,