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Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time
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Queer Love Poems
Someone erased his hate and life went on. My first relationship was a secret love affair with my seventh-grade best friend, cloaked in shame and manipulation. After my parents found out and forbade me to see her, I shut down my desire and became manically boy-crazy—obsessed with my crushes, reckless with my body, cyclically depressed. And I stood by in silence as the slim theatre kid suspected of gayness was taunted. It had nothing to do with me, like the white football player who harassed Black students in the cafeteria with a confederate flag belt buckle.
The poets represented in this anthology range from a variety of cultural backgrounds including Asian American, Native American, Jewish, Hispanic, and African Americans. Furthermore, the editors have generated a fine mix of both established and emerging poets cover to cover. In the editors' innovative introduction, set as a conversation, Larkin says "[t]he permissions given by the poems in this book--to experience--to validate one's own deepest feelings, reactions, relationships.