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eBook Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry ePub

by Timothy Liu

  • ISBN: 1584980060
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Timothy Liu
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Talisman House, Publishers; 1st edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 457
  • ePub book: 1979 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1932 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 562

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Auden, "Word of Mouth" offers a sweeping introduction to gay American poetry of the past half-century.

Auden, "Word of Mouth" offers a sweeping introduction to gay American poetry of the past half-century. It includes major works by Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Robert Duncan, and others.

Timothy Liu (born 1965, San Jose, California) is an American poet and the author of such books as Bending the Mind Around the Dream's Blown .

Timothy Liu (born 1965, San Jose, California) is an American poet and the author of such books as Bending the Mind Around the Dream's Blown Fuse, For Dust Thou Art, Of Thee I Sing, Hard Evidence, Say Goodnight, Burnt Offerings and Vox Angelica. in English (1989) from Brigham Young University and his .

Timothy Liu - Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo) is the author of Luminous Debris: New & Selected Legerdemain 1992-2017 (Barrow .

Timothy Liu - Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo) is the author of Luminous Debris: New & Selected Legerdemain 1992-2017 (Barrow Street Books, 2018), among. He has served as a core faculty member at Bennington College’s Writing Seminars, and is currently an associate professor at William Paterson University. He lives in Manhattan.

Liu’s poetry collections include Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse (2009), For Dust Thou Art (2005), Publishers Weekly Book of the .

Liu’s poetry collections include Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse (2009), For Dust Thou Art (2005), Publishers Weekly Book of the Year Of Thee I Sing (2004), and Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award winner Vox Angelica (1992). Liu collaborated with artist Greg Drasler on Polytheogamy (2009). A selection of his papers is held in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library

Auden, "Word of Mouth" offers a sweeping introduction to gay American poetry of the past half-century.

Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry (Talisman House, 2000). Timothy Liu's Author Page at the Academy of American Poets. Included in. expanding it. Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems ((Signature, 1989). 2002 Best American Poetry (Scribners, 2002). Audio: Timothy Liu on Live from Prairie Lights, October 2004. Audio: Timothy Liu on Drunken Boat.

Homosexuality is a Poem: How Gay Poets Remodeled the Lyric, Community and the Ideology of Sex to Theorize a Gay Poetic. Christopher A. Hennessy.

Timothy Liu. Published 2000. Homosexuality is a Poem: How Gay Poets Remodeled the Lyric, Community and the Ideology of Sex to Theorize a Gay Poetic. The Allen Institute for AIProudly built by AI2 with the help of our.

Timothy Liu is an American poet and the author of such books as Bending the Mind Around the Dream's Blown Fuse, For Dust Thou Art, Of Thee I. .

Timothy Liu is an American poet and the author of such books as Bending the Mind Around the Dream's Blown Fuse, For Dust Thou Art, Of Thee I Sing, Hard Evidence, Say Goodnight, Burnt Offerings and Vox Angelica. in Poetry (1991) from the University of Houston; he also studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he met his husband, the artist Christopher Arabadjis

Timothy Liu (born 1965) is an American poet and academic, Liu is a full professor of English at William Paterson University and a member of the Core Faculty in the Graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College.

Timothy Liu (born 1965) is an American poet and academic, Liu is a full professor of English at William Paterson University and a member of the Core Faculty in the Graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He has also taught at Hampshire College, Cornell College, University of California Berkeley, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Michigan, and Tulane University.

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Edited by Timothy Liu, himself an accomplished poet (VOX ANGELICA, SAY GOODNIGHT), the formidable anthology WORD OF MOUTH covers a vast range of work by twentieth-century gay American poets. Arranged in order of the poets' birthdates, so that the book shades gradually from older luminaries of the poetry scene to bright newcomers, the work here forms a sparkling composite picture of gay poetic sensibility in the U.S. Including Ashbery, Auden, Brainard, Bronk, Duncan, Denby, Doty, Elmslie, Ginsberg, Gunn, Killian, Koestenbaum, Lansing, Mead, Merrill, O'Hara, Phillips, Schuyler, Shurin, Spicer, Wieners, and Williams.

Comments

Wnex Wnex
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this item. The poetry seemed to be selected carefully and was very diverse. I recommend it to anyone!
Whitebeard Whitebeard
Webster's says "poetry" is concentrated imaginative language. And "gay" would relate to minority-group experience? I don't see very much high poetic quality here, nor explicit references to gay perspectives (not just sexuality, but "diversity" of viewpoints).
Oh, some are good. John Weiners' confessionals. Dan Bellm's "Boy Wearing A Dress" on gender-identity. James Schuyler's chatty "Who Is Nancy Daum" is a bracelet of imagery-stones. Wayne Koestenbaum's campily-operatic intonations.
But too many times (to use an analogy) it's a flatland of prose, lacking poetic mountain-vistas. Like Frank O'Hara: "Lana Turner has collapsed!...I have been to lots of parties / and acted perfectly disgraceful / but I never actually collapsed / oh Lana Turner we love you get up." Like Taylor Mead: "I came pretty close to / upchuking [sic], Chuck." Like Jack Anderson's "Partial Index to Myself": "B Bach ballet bark worse than a bite bed befuddlement birthdays." Like too many more.
Nor does the anthology show gay presence, experience, response. Editor Liu says, "I still question the notion of a 'gay sensibility.'" He was "simply interested in documenting a particular and peculiar time in contemporary American poetry, turf notwithstanding."
Fine, but why, plus why call it gay? I wandered through pages of non-gay scenes--like walking through fields without a "hint of mint" (to use an analogy plus an allusion). Too bad: minority poetry (Blacks, Native Americans, etc.) can give the "outsider" vision. And the selections from Dennis Cooper, Thom Gunn, Edward Field, and Frank O'Hara are not the memorable gay-imbued visions I recall.
What went wrong, if it did? Editor Liu seems underinvolved in the project. Talisman House approached him "to edit an anthology." And "after some thought I decided that an anthology of gay American poetry would best suit my energies." Not the decades-long project which Gavin Dillard claimed was his anthology A DAY FOR A LAY.
Good-quality gay poetry does exist. But artistic excellence is often eclipsed today by either political "relevance" (which seriously damaged the Larkin and Morse anthology GAY AND LESBIAN POETRY IN OUR TIME) or flat-prose conversation chopped up into lines and masquing as poetry. Still, do visit Liu's garden for the few but definite poetic and gay-blooming flowers which do grow there....
virus virus
To answer the other New Orleanian's question: D.A. Powell is an incredible young poet, An Iowa graduate, who has published two books of which i know, Tea, and his new one, Lunch, which isn't as good over all but which contains probably my two favorite poems of his, "[My father and me in hollywood, fading and rising starlettes]" and another about his father which ends with a reference to Gone with the Wind. He's one of the highlights of the anthology and everyone should check him out!
Trex Trex
No self respecting gay poet would have signed off on being enclosed in a bland white! cover. The anthology itself is excellent, of course not all the up and coming legendary current poets are here. Seems it is true one only sees who one sees. And to answer the previous reviewers questions regarding the inclusion of Miss Doty in another anthology: he is needed in order to elevate the status of the current lesser knowns, a basic law of signature.
Kiss Kiss Rachel Tensions