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GLQ (2020) 26 (4): 649–671.
Published: 01 October 2020
... such relationships may include. It also traces the evolution of Alarcón’s expression of his gay identity over the course of three decades from verse that centered upon loneliness and guilt, through a period of “liberation” poetry, and ultimately to a long and very productive period resulting in a body of work...
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GLQ (2003) 9 (1-2): 205–231.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Joanne Rendell Duke University Press 2003 A VERY TROUBLESOME DOCTOR Biomedical Binaries, Worldmaking, and the Poetry of Rafael Campo Joanne Rendell His erection startled me. This first sentence of Rafael Campo’s autobiographical essay collection The Desire to Heal is itself...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 183–189.
Published: 01 April 2010
...James Thomas Stevens Duke University Press 2010 (Akwesasne Mohawk) Poetry and Sexuality Running Twin Rails James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk) I sit here at my window, looking out on the train tracks that run along the shore of Lake Erie. I’ve been considering...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 487–496.
Published: 01 October 2011
... sexualities, nonoedipal psychologies, and the analysis of virtuosic performances (including, eventually, her own) of cultural authority. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Black Swan Poetry, Punishment, and the Sadomasochism of Everyday Life; or, Tradition and the Individual Talent Michael...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 January 2013
... metamorphic possibilities of rearranging both art and life forms. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Queering the Sexual Impasse in Seventeenth-­ Century “Imperfect Enjoyment” Poetry Scarlet Bowen In a recent essay prompted by discussions of whether queer theory is “post,” or “after,” sex...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (4): 565–582.
Published: 01 October 2009
... it yet nonetheless can be felt and perceived even though—or especially if—it remains unrecognizable or unintelligible to our current common senses. We can think of what escapes these operations as the content that exceeds its expression, that through which poetry from the future might be perceived yet...
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GLQ (2023) 29 (3): 422–424.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Café before, the small but iconic space on East Third Street in the historic Boricua “Loisaida” (the Puerto Rican moniker for Lower East Side, in Manhattan) neighborhood, probably its founding poets Pedro Pietri or Miguel Piñero or its famed poetry slam competitions first come to mind. Karen Jaime's...
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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): 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...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 239–266.
Published: 01 June 2018
... in her life. Through a reading of her poetry, journals, and political activities, I argue that late twentieth-century US gender and sexual categories, as well as novel forms of queer intimacy, were forged in the material relations of print-related wage work. Rather than claiming to queer these texts...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 343–365.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Moonlight and the poetry of Essex Hemphill, a black gay writer and AIDS activist. In so doing, it shows how, across literary genres and media platforms, the black ecstatic instantiates formal innovations to black queer expressive forms and encourages willful exuberance as an affective disposition...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 133–155.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Craig Womack “Suspicioning” examines the silences that surround issues of same-sex desire in and out of the poetry of Joy Harjo. Duke University Press 2010 (Muscogee Creek) Suspicioning Imagining a Debate between Those Who Get Confused, and Those Who Don’t, When They Read Critical...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 451–455.
Published: 01 October 2011
...H. A. Sedgwick This note summarizes what I know of the history of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's essay “The 1001 Seances.” I suggest that it was primarily as a poet herself that she was drawn to study and to write about the poetry of James Merrill, and I go on to suggest that her writing in this essay...
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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...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 497–510.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Kathryn R. Kent This essay places Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's later writings on poetry alongside her early unpublished piece “The 1001 Seances” to illustrate how the latter theorizes the connection between poetic form (and its relation to the novelistic) and male-male homoerotics. I then consider...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Grace Kyungwon Hong Through readings of Cherríe Moraga's book of poetry and prose The Last Generation and memoir Waiting in the Wings , this essay argues that Moraga's refusal to ascribe to any notion of ideological or political purity—whether normative or queer—regarding reproductive sexuality...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (4): 599–602.
Published: 01 October 2008
... includes his pathbreaking study, The Homosexual Tradition in American Poetry (1979), and influential writings on American, British, and Canadian authors, artists, and theorists, including E. M. Forster, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and many others. Duke University Press 2008 The GLQ Archive Queer...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 June 2021
... essays and poetry up until his eventual death in 1990 from AIDS complications. Writing defiantly as a queer, a feminist, a Puerto Rican, and a sidoso , he produced work that invites death and desire to commingle through a figuration of dust, as a scattered substance that covers skin, coats translation...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 185–205.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Stephen Dillon Abstract In this essay, the author examines June Jordan's poetic invocations of violence in order to consider their implications for future abolitionist thought. Jordan uses violence in her poetry to envision ways of feeling and being that make the present impossible and unimaginable...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (3): 413–437.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Alexander Menrisky Abstract This essay draws on critical studies of food, race, class, and environment to consider food's role in the cultivation of queer literary and political cultures in Appalachia. Texts such as Jeff Mann's Loving Mountains, Loving Men , a collection of poetry and essays, speak...