Our Deep Gossip

Our Deep Gossip

Conversations With Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire

Book - 2013
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From Walt Whitman forward, a century and a half of radical experimentation and bold speech by gay and lesbian poets has deeply influenced the American poetic voice. In Our Deep Gossip , Christopher Hennessy interviews eight gay men who are celebrated American poets and writers: Edward Field, John Ashbery, Richard Howard, Aaron Shurin, Dennis Cooper, Cyrus Cassells, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Kazim Ali. The interviews showcase the complex ways art and life intertwine, as the poets speak about their early lives, the friends and communities that shaped their work, the histories of gay writers before them, how sex and desire connect with artistic production, what coming out means to a writer, and much more.             While the conversations here cover almost every conceivable topic of interest to readers of poetry and poets themselves, the book is an especially important, poignant, far-reaching, and enduring document of what it means to be a gay artist in twentieth- and early twenty-first-century America.
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780299295646
0299295648
Branch Call Number: PS310.H66 H457 2013
Characteristics: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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