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Queer Poetry

A Drag Queen Queers Shakespeare

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

Yes, even Shakespeare must be queered (well, it's already been done, but I'm going to do it again). And what better way to queer Shakespeare than by ...

I Want Poetry to Matter: A Manifesto

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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!

The Interview as Cruising Ground (Part 2)

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Hennessy

Explicitly stated or not, all of the interviews with the poets in my book, I believe, are affected or influenced by the many ways in which gay men encounter each other--intimately, antagonistically, as mirrors of each other's social position and history, or just as old friends.

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

Tomas Mournian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?"

doris davenport's it's like this

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

davenport's work has been neglected in contemporary literary criticism and retrospectives of poetry from the black arts and women's liberation movements, but it is ripe for a revisiting and a reappraisal. Now readers can have an electronic copy of davenport's iconic it's like this.

WATCH: This Poet's 'Dear Straight People' Performance Is Guaranteed To Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Denice Frohman, a spoken word poet, wowed audiences at the "Women of the World Poetry Slam" in Minneapolis earlier this year with her piece "Dear Stra...

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

More Gay Pride! More Gay Friction!

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

It is that time of year again: June, when we celebrate gay pride. It is also that time of year when the gay media ask the stupid, meaningless questio...

The Truth About Sex and Poetry: Interview With Alex Dimitrov, Author of Begging For It

Anis Shivani | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

In his debut collectionBegging for It, Alex Dimitrov gives expression to a voice that is strong, insistent, sensual, passionate, and wounded

What Is Queer Poetry?

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Two Poems: Women Who, Like Men and A Grander Canyon

Mallory Yael Seegal | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
Mallory Yael Seegal

Women, who like sex but never know how to ask for it, Who have bite-marks scoring lines down their necks, Like leopard spots, Like a surgeon's magic marker lines...