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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 457–481.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick This essay, written in 1976–77, is concerned primarily with James Merrill's long poem “The Book of Ephraim,” which was published in 1976. The poem tells of many nights spent by Merrill and his partner, David Jackson, in communication with a spirit named Ephraim, whose messages...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 133–155.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Responses to the Poems of Joy Harjo, or What’s an Old-Timey Gay Boy Like Me to Do? Craig Womack (Muscogee Creek) Suspicioning. I’ve used the word a number of times, mentioned my grandmother, Velma Jones, who treated it as a verb, always going about suspicioning things, as in I suspicion this...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (2): 173–200.
Published: 01 April 2021
... “window poems” of queer New York School poet James Schuyler. In these poems, Schuyler documents small and large forms of urban transformation from his Manhattan apartment during the 1950s and 1960s. Schuyler’s poems, Knittle argues, model strategies for how to identify the obsolescence of normative space...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 191–206.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Sarah Dowling In this essay I read the long poem Tokinish by the Mohawk poet James Thomas Stevens. Stevens borrows passages of prose description from Roger Williams's 1643 Narragansett lexicon, A Key into the Language of America , as well as the earlier text's structure of facing columns of English...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (2-3): 263–287.
Published: 01 June 2008
...-speaking queers who arrived in Israel from the former Soviet Union. My discussion starts from one ethnographic moment—a homophobic poem published in 2002 in a leading Russian Israeli newspaper. The poem condemned the 2002 Pride parade as blasphemous and blamed the marchers for endangering the Jewish nation...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 487–496.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Michael Moon Lesbian and gay studies was still in its academic infancy when Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick wrote her long-unpublished essay on James Merrill's long poem “The Book of Ephraim” (1976). Sedgwick's essay focuses on what she sees as the poem's fascinated concern with the administration of...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (4): 447–472.
Published: 01 October 2017
... by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. A sustained reading of Sedgwick's poem “The Use of Being Fat” becomes the way through which this article argues for the possibility of a fat present/presence and the new fat hermeneutics required to notice the same. Queer theory will be left with two important methodological...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 267–289.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Natalie Prizel This essay traces a lesbian literary history from the works of Charles Dickens and Algernon Charles Swinburne through the 1950s and 1960s. In discussing the former’s Bleak House (1853) and the latter’s 1866 volume Poems and Ballads , the essay demonstrates the emergence of a...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 January 2020
... around but is not necessarily in the bottom. His essay “Currency” and poem “Lick My Butt” theorize the (peri-)bottom as an ambivalent positioning that taints celebratory claims about the subversive potentiality of bottomhood. Reanimating shame and the erotic through a poetics of sweet pain, Chin’s works...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (3): 277–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Stephanie Youngblood This article takes up the intersection of AIDS testimony, lyric poetry, and gay male sexuality in Frank Bidart's poetry. Using Douglas Crimp's discussion of the politics of AIDS aesthetics as a starting point, I focus on Bidart's 1997 collection of poems, Desire, to consider...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 483–486.
Published: 01 October 2011
... Literature and Male Homosocial Desire ; and one other meeting, when the author and Sedgwick discussed James Merrill's poetry and also cruising. Finally, the author quotes and contextualizes a passage evidently about himself from one of Sedgwick's poems. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Bar and...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 January 2013
... lyrics known as “imperfect enjoyments” that interrupt both sexual and formal heteroconventions, turning the sexual impasse into a queerly generative and procreative act. Although scholars traditionally read the poems as satires on sexual failure, I show that libertine poets' investments in philosophical...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (4): 617–622.
Published: 01 October 2008
... its insertion into tradition, with the work of all the other (indicatively male) poets, whose poems are then rewritten by the new arrival — inverting the relationship between past and present, and making the son the father.5 By incor- porating these retrojections and...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 451–455.
Published: 01 October 2011
... A NOTE ON THE “THE 1001 SEANCES” 453 from 1980 and earlier are poems or groups of poems. Eve’s first listed publication as a critic, apart from her dissertation, was in PMLA in 1981.3 It was also as a poet that Eve sought and received early recognition. In the section of Eve’s cur- riculum...
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GLQ (2005) 11 (4): 491–519.
Published: 01 October 2005
..., reprinted in its author’s lifetime, and evidently popular among whores: Shakespeare’s erotic epyllion, Venus and Adonis.22 Not only does this poem describe in some detail erotic pleasures of the fl esh, but it also pro- vides us with an astonishingly well-articulated approach to an...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (1): 47–49.
Published: 01 January 2018
... man write a poem with intent and precision Try to imagine to turn dancing into bodies bodies 48 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES write guns into outlines while stories play dead in the walls Barricade police tape at South Orange and West...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 497–510.
Published: 01 October 2011
... can then apprehend as ‘true.’ ”1 When she wrote “The 1001 Seances” soon after the publication of James Merrill’s long poem “The Book of Ephraim,” in 1976, perhaps Eve hoped the essay would inspire in its author that feeling of “surprised recognition.”2 When he read her account of its...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 511–516.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Neil Hertz Some notes on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's relation to James Merrill's poetry, “paying particular attention” to the tilt of her head and the beauty and power of her own poetry. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Attention Neil Hertz Writing in the 1990s, in the opening poem of...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 337–339.
Published: 01 April 2010
... creative writing from Temple University, and her first book of poems, Security Posture, was published in 2009 by Snare Books in Mon- treal. Qwo-Li Driskill is a (noncitizen) Cherokee Two-Spirit/Queer/Asegi writer, activist, and educator. S/he is an assistant professor in the Department of English...
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GLQ (2003) 10 (1): 47–75.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Copyright © 2003 by Duke University Press 48 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES most, what follows is a reading of the Roman de la Rose, a thirteenth-century French allegorical poem. According to a story contained in it, this poem was begun by Guillaume de Lorris and was both...