The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave

By: Lassell, Michael; Georgiou, Elena (edited by)

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In the first substantial collection of gay and lesbian poetry in over a decade, editors Georgiou and Lassell present significant works by forty-six women and men - all living, working poets - at the height of their creative powers. With selections from major, established poets (Marilyn Hacker, J. D. McClatchy, Olga Mroumas and Mark Doty, among many others) to emerging artists (Letta Neely, Justin Chin, Mark Wunderlich, Regie Cabico and more) The World in Us is poetry with its roots in the active voice. 'I want the phone to ring. /I want the sound of your voice/to smack my body as waves hit rock, /grinding down mountains, opening up/secrets hidden between my shoulder blades. /I want you to beg me to let you come/over to wash my hair with rose-water. /When I refuse, I want you to hang up. ' Defining rather than definitive, active rather than merely observing, The World in Us is the written word at its most exhilarating and compelling - necessary bread for the mind. The poetry is strong and beautiful - one of the best books of poetry I've read! 392 pages with short bio's of the contributors, an index to titles and an index to first lines. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave

Author: Lassell, Michael; Georgiou, Elena (edited by)

Categories: LGBT,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., St Martins Press: 2000

ISBN: 0312209436

ISBN 13: 9780312209438

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 001678

Keywords: GAYS WRITINGS AMERICAN POETRY COLLECTIONS LESBIAN,