Category: Poetry

The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca is a giant in poetry, especially in the gay canon. He wrote Sonnets of Dark Love & The Tamarit Diván in the final years of his life, and it shows both in the influences and inspirations he channeled and emulated poetically,… Continue Reading “The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca”

Revolutions

“Revolutions” Speak to me of sunsets and sunrises.What’s the difference between the two,when I’m awake for each of you? It begins in the quiet,but there’s the only reflection. Sunrise is not the rowdy, rollicking refusal;not the last gasps and graspsat tasks and entertainments. This… Continue Reading “Revolutions”

August, #TheSealeyChallenge, and More

Hello, my beloveds. Long time no see! My apologies for the absence. I’m sure many of you, like me, have been struggling with the continued pandemic, the back-to-school season, and the rather horrifying events taking place around the United States and the world, not… Continue Reading “August, #TheSealeyChallenge, and More”

8 Rapid Reviews

I’ve been reading voraciously this summer but have definitely not been keeping up with reviews! I think that’s in large part due to the fact that I was teaching three classes and involved with two (now three – ha!) important and in-depth professional projects… Continue Reading “8 Rapid Reviews”

Thoughts: The Tradition

My “no pride without Black lives” month of reading continues with Jericho Brown’s incredible poetry collection, The Tradition.  I have been following Jericho Brown on Twitter for some time, now, and I have read various of his poems in other places, but this is… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The Tradition”

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