Posts Tagged: love

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

Rocket Science (2): Loneliest Girl (Lauren James)

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a young adult (YA) novel by Lauren James, first published in England in 2017. It’s a quick read and tells the story of, well, the loneliest (human) teenager in the universe, Romy Silvers,

Rocket Science (2): Loneliest Girl (Lauren James)

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a young adult (YA) novel by Lauren James, first published in England in 2017. It’s a quick read and tells the story of, well, the loneliest (human) teenager in the universe, Romy Silvers,

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

New Poem: “More Dates for Kay (1952)” by Annette C. Boehm

Originally posted on romcompom:
More Dates for Kay (1952) I’ve had my share of dating slumps. Every girl has them! Now is the time to invest in good underarm deodorant. Brush those teeth harder. Whiten them with berries. Drop the…

New Poem: “More Dates for Kay (1952)” by Annette C. Boehm

Originally posted on romcompom:
More Dates for Kay (1952) I’ve had my share of dating slumps. Every girl has them! Now is the time to invest in good underarm deodorant. Brush those teeth harder. Whiten them with berries. Drop the…

’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

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex, Baby: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark’s Prime of Miss Jean Brodie looked so innocent, enjoyable and short, and like light reading. It turned out not to be, for me, for a few reasons. It took some reflection for me to figure out what irritated me so

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex, Baby: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark’s Prime of Miss Jean Brodie looked so innocent, enjoyable and short, and like light reading. It turned out not to be, for me, for a few reasons. It took some reflection for me to figure out what irritated me so

Are You a Homelandsexual?

…you know, I thought I’d ask. Just between us. No need to blush, I won’t tell. If you’re not sure what you are, you might find Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals enlightening. If you’re just looking for a lively book of poems

Are You a Homelandsexual?

…you know, I thought I’d ask. Just between us. No need to blush, I won’t tell. If you’re not sure what you are, you might find Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals enlightening. If you’re just looking for a lively book of poems

Blowout (Denise Duhamel)

In workshop we’ve been talking about manuscript titles (and how to choose one), and I think Denise Duhamel’s Blowout is well-titled. This is a blowout: The uncontrolled release of a substance (like crude oil — or, in this case, powerful

Blowout (Denise Duhamel)

In workshop we’ve been talking about manuscript titles (and how to choose one), and I think Denise Duhamel’s Blowout is well-titled. This is a blowout: The uncontrolled release of a substance (like crude oil — or, in this case, powerful

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

The Age of Innocence (Wharton)

I spent the past couple of evenings listening to (and immensely enjoying) an audio version of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. I doubt I would have enjoyed the book as much if I’d actually read it, rather than listened to

The Age of Innocence (Wharton)

I spent the past couple of evenings listening to (and immensely enjoying) an audio version of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. I doubt I would have enjoyed the book as much if I’d actually read it, rather than listened to