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Queer Poetry: ‘First Lies’

by Chivas Sandage ● 2:34 PM November 24, 2013
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“First Lies,” a queer love poem by Chivas Sandage, from her published collection, Hidden Drive.

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Two Very Different Poets Do The Gay Community Proud!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:20 PM January 10, 2013
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Two talented poets brought glory to the gay community this week. Richard Blanco, is headed to Washington as the 2013 Inaugural Poet. NPR’s Snap Judgment winner 15 year-old Noah St. John is headed anywhere he wants.

Arts

NYC: Love Songs A Centerpiece Of Thursday’s Mohammed Fairouz Concert

by Scott Rose ● 7:25 PM October 10, 2012
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Fairouz’s Three Fragments of Ibn Khafajah — to be presented on Thursday — are songs with gay love poem texts written by the renowned 11th century Andalusian poet.

9/11 Ten Year Anniversary

Sword and Shield

by Max S. Gordon ● 1:00 PM September 11, 2011
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“Sword and Shield,” by Max Gordon, is the text for a dance performance entitled, “Armide’s Revenge”, premiered at the Cool New York Dance Festival, February 3, 2011.

9/11 Ten Year Anniversary

A New Yorker’s 9/11 Truth: “What Will Survive Us Is Love”

by Tanya Domi ● 10:00 AM September 11, 2011
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Thirteen days after 9/11, The New Yorker published, “This is Not a Movie,” which ended with poet Philip Larkin’s haunting words, “What will survive of us is love.”

Caleb Eigsti

Poetry From Provincetown: Day Five

by Caleb Eigsti ● 11:00 AM July 1, 2011
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This marks the end of a five part poetry series that I wrote a couple months ago, please enjoy.

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Poetry From Provincetown: Day Four

by Caleb Eigsti ● 11:00 AM June 30, 2011
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Part four of a five part poetry series that I wrote a couple months ago and wanted to share with you all while we were on vacation in Provincetown, Mass.

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Poetry From Provincetown: Day Three

by Caleb Eigsti ● 1:01 PM June 29, 2011
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Part three of a five part poetry series that I wrote a couple months ago and wanted to share with you all while we were on vacation in Provincetown, Mass.

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Poetry From Provincetown: Day Two

by Caleb Eigsti ● 12:15 PM June 28, 2011
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Part two of a five part poetry series that I wrote a couple months ago and wanted to share with you all while we were on vacation in Provincetown, Mass.

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Poetry From Provincetown: Day One

by Caleb Eigsti ● 2:20 PM June 27, 2011
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Part one of a five part poetry series that I wrote a couple months ago and wanted to share with you all while we were on vacation in Provincetown, Mass.

culture

Great Gay Poets Friday! Edna St. Vincent Millay

by David Badash ● 12:26 PM April 23, 2010
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April is National Poetry Month. Enjoy a few works from Edna St. Vincent Millay in our weekly series this month.

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Great Gay Poets Friday! Oscar Wilde and Hart Crane

by David Badash ● 11:08 AM April 16, 2010
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Editorial Note: Last Friday, in honor of National Poetry Month, we began our weekly tribute to great gay poets, thanks to guest blogger Julia Garbowski. In “Celebrate National Poetry Month With Great Gay Poets!,” Julia shared two of her favorites, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. This week, Julia looks at several poems by the very [...]

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Celebrate National Poetry Month With Great Gay Poets!

by David Badash ● 3:16 PM April 9, 2010
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Editor’s note: A wonderful reader, Julia Garbowski, contacted me via Twitter to tell me that April is National Poetry Month. She wanted to know how I would be celebrating, and, after several tweets and email messages, I am happy to share with you that Julia will be guest blogging here each Friday this month. Regular [...]

Miscellany

On Dowd, Porn, Pedophilia, Priests, Poetry, and Steele. A Quick Update.

by David Badash ● 12:54 PM April 7, 2010

It’s just past noon on Wednesday and I thought I’d let you know that I’m approaching this week a bit differently. Rather than scouring the news for every bit of LGBTQ and civil rights news and right-wing wing-nuttery, I’m looking at a few big stories, as I told you I would at the start of [...]