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Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians : New Gay Male Poetry - Rudy Kikel

Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians

New Gay Male Poetry

By: Rudy Kikel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1995
ISBN: 9781555832568
Number Of Pages: 255

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They write about young love, first lust, and lingering obsession; about coming out, sexual abuse, healing, and AIDS. Experience the words of thirty-nine of the best gay male poets.

Introductionp. 9
Love Letterp. 17
A Single Irisp. 19
Pictures of Maurice among Funeral Flowersp. 20
Giving GodHeadp. 23
Shape-Shifterp. 26
Stevep. 31
Testosteronep. 31
Mikep. 32
Christmasp. 32
If There's Any Troublep. 33
Shardsp. 34
Translatiop. 35
The Accusationp. 35
On Staring Too Long at the Sunp. 37
Looking at the Moon inside the Aerospace Museump. 40
What a Wastep. 43
Explorationsp. 44
Hymnp. 45
Untetheredp. 46
Black and Whitep. 47
Beyond Understandingp. 47
Aunt Toni's Heartp. 49
The Distant Moonp. 51
Against the Grievingp. 53
Father Bobp. 57
Tearp. 59
Traitorp. 63
Virginp. 64
Psalm: Disco Infernop. 66
Blood Poisoningp. 69
HIVp. 71
Sestina to a Tattooed Boyp. 72
A Brief Tour with Whitmanp. 75
A Middle-Class Consideration of Lustp. 78
He Blew Bubblesp. 81
She Doesn't Leave Messagesp. 82
Dead Time Manp. 83
1981p. 84
Daddy's Dreamboyp. 85
Sassy Divap. 87
Shoptalkp. 90
Hot Waterp. 95
To a Motion Picture Actor Dying Youngp. 97
Charles Ludlamp. 99
Sotto Vocep. 101
Optical Illusionsp. 102
Shavingp. 104
Infidelityp. 105
When I Make Lovep. 107
Let This Flight Be Minep. 109
Springp. 113
For Joep. 114
Avenue of Poplarsp. 114
XXXXp. 115
Newsp. 116
A Stepfather, a Childp. 119
Scoutsp. 121
Strawp. 122
Romance and Chinese Clocksp. 125
This Never Happenedp. 127
The Ever-loving Lasting Endp. 128
Pornographyp. 131
911p. 133
The Quiltp. 134
Frog Princep. 137
Passingp. 138
On Semenp. 139
Rapunzelp. 143
An Elegy for Jimp. 145
Soldier: A Battle Hymnp. 147
Legacyp. 149
Stasisp. 150
Wind-Poetp. 150
Blue Moon on New Year's Evep. 151
Forradep. 152
Angelp. 153
The Urn Songp. 153
Etiologiesp. 155
Prom Nightp. 156
On a Condomp. 156
The Veteranp. 157
The Golden Age of Gay Literaturep. 157
Father-and-Son Gamep. 158
Chambered Nautilusp. 161
In August, My Sisterp. 163
Kafka's Gravep. 164
You Can't Have "Gay" Backp. 167
Coming Out to Momp. 169
Flirting with an Older Man at a Tea Dancep. 170
The 46Gp. 171
I Dreamt of Blowing Up: The Dick Clark Showp. 173
In the Hands of the Enemyp. 175
captured by the indiansp. 177
queerp. 179
invertp. 181
Headragp. 185
Crawfishing as Boysp. 188
The Trade Turnsp. 189
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hairp. 191
Tantalus in Mayp. 192
Perfectp. 193
Kindertotenliederp. 194
Jockstrapp. 197
I suppose you could say there's a linep. 200
Searching for Ozp. 203
Runawayp. 205
Food for Thoughtp. 206
Anklesp. 207
The Boy Who Cried Lovep. 209
Dish to Spoonp. 210
When the Waters Partp. 211
A Flight of Angelsp. 212
Movie Queerp. 215
Why I'm Such a Slutp. 218
No One Helped Himp. 221
The Intruderp. 224
What I Didn't Knowp. 227
Ruinsp. 229
Solace, Late in the Dayp. 231
Cabrini Barbiep. 233
C'est La Viep. 239
My Mother's Earringp. 240
To Lark, from Owlp. 241
Minstrelsyp. 241
Dress Casual, Again (A Sestina for Mandy Patinkin)p. 242
Brother Balmp. 245
The Berdache's Kissp. 247
The Heathenp. 251
Acknowledgmentsp. 256
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ISBN: 9781555832568
ISBN-10: 1555832563
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 1st December 1995
Publisher: Alyson Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36