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by Neil Powell

  • ISBN: 0786704691
  • Author: Neil Powell
  • ePub ver: 1204 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 384
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf (July 23, 1997)
  • Formats: txt mbr lrf rtf
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Poetry
epub Gay Love Poetry download

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Carroll & graf publishers, inc. New York. One of the pleasures (at first hoped-for rather than confidently anticipated) of assembling this book has been discovering the quality and diversity of recent writing which would be offered for it: among the newly collected poems here are several which seem to me outstanding as well as others, perhaps less completely distinguished, which IVe liked for particular qualities - for catching their specific.

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This wide-ranging and superbly entertaining anthology of poetry stretches from Catullus and Ovid through Marlowe and Michelangelo, on to Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde, and finally to such moderns as Thom Gunn, . Ackerley, Francis King, and . This one-of-a-kind collection makes a convincing case for the central place of gay poetry in our literary culture.

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LGBTQ love poetry by and for gay men, lesbians, and the queer community. Illustration by Jia Sung. Love poems for strangers. Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand. Love Poem to a Butch Woman. The Fluffer Talks of Eternity. The Strangers Who Find Me in the Woods.

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Description: Gay love poetry has enriched and enlivened our culture for more than two thousand years. This wide-ranging collection includes a generous selection of work stretching from classical times - Homer, Virgil, Catullus, Martial - to contemporary writers such as Edwin Morgan, Thom Gunn and Gregory Woods. The nineteenth century provides vital poems by Tennyson, Whitman and Wilde. Essential European texts, from Michelangelo to Verlaine, are given in translation. Many poems, by both new and established poets, appear here for the first time in book form.

Neil Powell is a poet and biographer and was formerly an independent bookseller and teacher. Along with five volumes of poetry (the most recent being Halfway House, published by Carcanet in 1994). Books by Neil Powell.

This wide-ranging and superbly entertaining anthology of poetry stretches from Catullus and Ovid through Marlowe and Michelangelo, on to Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde, and finally to such moderns as Thom Gunn, J.R. Ackerley, Francis King, and C.F. Cavafy. This one-of-a-kind collection makes a convincing case for the central place of gay poetry in our literary culture.
Comments (2)

Utchanat
This collection of poems of love, longing, sadness,
rejection, and mourning for lost loves (those who have
died, and those who have gone away...) is a very fine,
but uneven, expression of the range of thought and
emotion which can encompass relations between male
and male -- on the erotic and the psychological level.
The editor, Neil Powell, has divided the poems into
six groupings under the titles: Nature Boys -- Street
Life -- Lads' Love -- As It Is -- Borderlines -- In
Memoriam. Within each grouping, the poets and their
poems are presented in chronological order. As the
editor points out, he has included poems going back
as far as eighth century B.C. and has "allowed 'love'
to encompass as wide a range of affectionate relation-
ships as possible." Each grouping is preceded by an
Introductory Note, which contains very interesting
insights or thoughts to ponder. Here is something
from the section titled "Lads' Love" -- "Love poetry --
regardless of sexuality -- has always had a natural
inclination to celebrate the beauty and desirability
of subjects who are significantly younger than their
admiring authors (also regardless of the fact that
the young are ignorant, vain, selfish, unreliable...)."
That's certainly a surprising insight to share with
readers of a collection of love poetry, espcially
for a group, which as a whole, puts such a
premium on youth, looks, and sensuality -- usually
over sense.
The poets include Theocritus, Virgil, Sir Philip
Sidney, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare,
Walt Whitman, John Addington Symonds, Oscar Wilde,
C.P. Cavafy, Wilfred Owen, Solon, Alcaeus, Catullus,
Martial, Strato of Sardis, Michelangelo, Lord Byron,
Homer, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson among the famous --
and a convocation of the lesser known, but no less
feeling and thoughtful trekkers of the quest.
To my own taste, some of the poems seem uneven
in quality -- and the tone of many of them seems
"artificial" -- stagey -- though some of them overcome
that "staged-effect" quality to become quite humane,
telling, and heart-felt.
The poems of the classical authors are often presented
with the translations by famous authors themselves,
such as John Dryden as translator of Virgil's pastorals,
Solon translated by J.A. Symonds. Each of the six
sections may contain poems by previous poets in other
sections, so the representations are fuller in
giving voice to many facets of the same poets.
All in all, this is an excellent collection, especially
for the novice reader or even the more experienced
reader and liver of male-love-related themes.
"Catching up with each other halfway to where we're
going / any day is a likelihood, and an unexpected
extra." -- Peter Daniels. from: "Liverpool St."
-- Robert Kilgore.
Bragis
This is a great book that spans the spectrum of gay love. There are some incredible things in here and reading a sonnet, I could not contain myself, I was laughing and blushing in the bookstore. Well worth getting as a gift to yourself or anyone who needs to hear in great words the things they feel so well.

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