The landmark collection of verse and commentary by one of the mos provocative authors ever to chronicle African American gay life. With Ceremonies, Essex Hemphill offers an eloquent testament charged with the pure sexual force of pride.
"I speak for the thousands, perhaps hundreds of t... read more
Lesbia Harford (1891-1927) has occupied only a small place in Australian literary history - for decades, she was utterly forgotten - yet when she died, at thirty-six, she left behind three notebooks containing some of the finest lyric poems ever written in Australia. Harford's writing looks both forwa... read more
A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.
"These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, an... read more
Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold more than one million copies of her books around the world. She was ... read more
I also saw those spirit dogs and poetry travelled with me like rivers I didn't ever eat alone 'Goan Fish Curry' Following on from the success of her award-winning fiction debut, Heat and Light, Ellen van Neerven announces herself as a talented poet with this luscious collection. Moving ... read more
A guided meditation, proceeding backwards through the four parts of Common Sexual Fantasies, Ruined:
Goldfish Oil: Consider an orange. It has many pleasing features: bright peel, pungent scent, pleasing heft in your hand. But none of these features is the orange. Yo... read more
|Author:||Bonny Cassidy, and Jessica L. Wilkinson|
Australia has a rich history of feminist poetry but there is no one kind of feminist voice.
The seventy new poems commissioned for this anthology demonstrate a complexity of social, political, and cultural visions. Contemporary Australi... read more
Poetry. LGBT Studies. The first title from Sapphic Classics, a co-edition between Sinister Wisdom Magazine and A Midsummer Night's Press to reprint seminal works of lesbian poetry.
"In spare and forceful language Minnie Bruce Pratt tells a moving story of loss and recuperatio... read more
Richard Siken's Crush, selected as this year's winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent eroticism. In... read more
Decade Dance is a triumph, by turns as rank and guady as the Times Square it probes like a squad car, then suddenly rife with tenderness and the human cost of feeling. Michael Lassell's poems are worldly in the best way, defining the arc of a word of gay life in our own decade of mouting horror and op... read more
Mark Doty's poetry has long been celebrated for its risk and candour, an ability to find transcendent beauty even in the mundane and grievous, an unflinching eye that - as Philip Levine says - 'looks away from nothing'. In the poems of Deep Lane the stakes are higher: there is more to lose th... read more