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May 15, 2001
| ISBN 9780375411700
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May 15, 2001 | ISBN 9780375411700
From Sappho to Shakespeare to Cole Porter–a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry.The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico García Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most perceptive, the most passionate, the wittiest, and the most moving we have. From Michelangelo’s “Love Misinterpreted” to Noël Coward’s “Mad About the Boy,” from May Swenson’s “Symmetrical Companion” to Muriel Rukeyser’s “Looking at Each Other,” these poems take on both desire and its higher power: love in all its tender or taunting variety.
J. D. McClatchy (b. 1945) was the author of eight collections of poetry and three collections of prose. He edited numerous other books, including The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and wrote a number of opera libretti that have been performed… More about J. D. McClatchy
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