Posts Tagged: lgbt

Out Now: The Apidictor Tapes

So this just happened at my other blog: my book came out! Here’s the post from annettecboehm.wordpress.com: It’s publication day, finally! Welcome to the world, little book. To whet your appetite, I made a little recording of the title poem,

Out Now: The Apidictor Tapes

So this just happened at my other blog: my book came out! Here’s the post from annettecboehm.wordpress.com: It’s publication day, finally! Welcome to the world, little book. To whet your appetite, I made a little recording of the title poem,

Rose Tremain’s Sacred Country

This novel is very much about the questions, What do I want from life? Who am I? When we first meet Mary, she is six and standing in a field with her family trying to hold a two minute silence for the King.

Rose Tremain’s Sacred Country

This novel is very much about the questions, What do I want from life? Who am I? When we first meet Mary, she is six and standing in a field with her family trying to hold a two minute silence for the King.

Prayers, Oubliettes, and Peacock Feathers: Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz’ debut collection When My Brother Was an Aztec has been on my shelf for some time now – it came out in 2014, so it’s by no means a recent addition to my library. I re-read it yesterday

Prayers, Oubliettes, and Peacock Feathers: Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz’ debut collection When My Brother Was an Aztec has been on my shelf for some time now – it came out in 2014, so it’s by no means a recent addition to my library. I re-read it yesterday

Red Fires of the Mind (Anne Carson)

Let me tell you about two books I really love, both by Canadian poet Anne Carson: red doc> (2013) and Autobiography of Red (1998). Are there many little boys who think they are a / Monster? But in my case

Red Fires of the Mind (Anne Carson)

Let me tell you about two books I really love, both by Canadian poet Anne Carson: red doc> (2013) and Autobiography of Red (1998). Are there many little boys who think they are a / Monster? But in my case

Barry gets badly beaten up by homophobic young men one night - likely another reason for him to keep a low profile. 

Is Evaristo’s Mr. Loverman a Gentleman?

Folk used to tell me I looked like a young Sidney Poitier. Now they say I resemble a (slightly) older Denzel Washington. Who am I to argue? The facts is the facts. (6) Barry turns heads. He is a handsome

Barry gets badly beaten up by homophobic young men one night - likely another reason for him to keep a low profile. 

Is Evaristo’s Mr. Loverman a Gentleman?

Folk used to tell me I looked like a young Sidney Poitier. Now they say I resemble a (slightly) older Denzel Washington. Who am I to argue? The facts is the facts. (6) Barry turns heads. He is a handsome

Let’s String New Constellations: “As In Judy” by Rosie Garland

The first time I met Rosie Garland was on my reading tour for The Knowledge Weapon, back in 2016. She read with me in Manchester, at the university bookstore, and one poem in particular (“A Short History of Unicorns”) really

Let’s String New Constellations: “As In Judy” by Rosie Garland

The first time I met Rosie Garland was on my reading tour for The Knowledge Weapon, back in 2016. She read with me in Manchester, at the university bookstore, and one poem in particular (“A Short History of Unicorns”) really

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