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Gay Poets

Poetry With A Purpose: A Review Of A Dan Vera's 'Speaking Wiri Wiri'

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

You can intellectualize a theory, not a poem. And I am not wasting my time and brain cells trying to decode your poems, trying to figure out what you are trying to write and communicate. Poetry does not belong to the elite; it belongs to everyone.

I Want Poetry to Matter: A Manifesto

Michael Carosone | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

In celebration of National Poetry Month 2014, I present my new poem: a poetic manifesto for a new world. By the way, I also think that we need to queer or gayify National Poetry Month!

Fired, Burnished and Glazed: Clay: Poems by David Groff

Tomas Mournian | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

Before I set out to interview poet and editor David Groff about his collection of poems, Clay, l spoke with Charles Flowers, publisher of the queer literary journal BLOOM, and asked him about a good entry point for this interview. "Grief," he said.

Poet Julie R. Enszer Talks Sisterhood, Her New Collection of Poems

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Hennessy

"First, what does it mean to live in a family that is broken and a world of brokenness and take responsibility, however partial, for that brokenness? Second, how can I believe in sisterhood in an imperfect, broken world?"

What Is Queer Poetry?

Michael Carosone | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I'm sharing this project of mine, which I completed for a poetry course that I took last semester. I created a handbook that asks and answers the question "what is queer poetry?" For this project I interviewed five queer poets.