Topics :: poetry

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Poetic Expressions from Gay Voices

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday May 10, 2014
This week, Out There parses two books of poetry and examines the "contrarian" position that marriage might not be the best thing for our community.

College Student’s ’God is Gay’ Slam Poetry Vid Goes Viral

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 31, 2013
A video of a slam poetry performance titled "God is Gay" by a student from the University of North Carolina has gone viral.


By Daniel Scheffler | Friday Oct 25, 2013
Painful poems from a melancholy soul.

Inaugural Out Poet Pays Homage to American Experience

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013
Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience. Blanco is the first openly gay person to serve in the role of inaugural poet.

Gay Activist & Poet William Brandon Lacy Campos Dies at 35

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Nov 15, 2012
The LGBT community mourns the loss of gay rights activist, poet and author William Brandon Lacy Campos who died last week at the age of 35.

Capturing Fire Returns for Second Summit of Slams and Spoken Word

By Will O’Bryan | Tuesday May 29, 2012
In this arena, it’s not the words themselves that own the power, but an infusion of passion from the performer - whether competitive ’’slam poet’’ or more subdued spoken-word speaker.

Swinburne Goes to the Café Flore

By Roberto Friedman | Sunday Apr 22, 2012
The sun has poured through a mail-slot in the morning fog and is brightening the pavement where darlings sit at the Café Flore.

Gay Pakistani Muslim Poet (and Fashion Icon) Dies at 64

By SOPHIA TAREEN | Friday Jul 29, 2011
Ifti Nasim - the gay Pakistani Muslim poet, activist and Chicago radio show host - strode in wearing leather pants, a leather overcoat and pimp hat with feather.

Revive and Rejuvenate with Poetry Bath

By M. M. Adjarian | Thursday Sep 16, 2010
It’s the end of another long day. You were late to work; you’re behind on your projects; and your lover complains that the two of you aren’t spending enough time together. To say that you’re tired and stressed out would be an understatement.

A Way Back to Romance: The Poetry of C.P. Cavafy

By Robert Israel | Monday Nov 2, 2009
Constantine P. Cavafy’s "Collected Poems" and "The Unfinished Poems," both translated and edited, with introductions and commentary, by Daniel Mendelsohn (Alfred A. Knopf, New York), bring new light--and hopefully many new readers--to the sublime and entrancing works of one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
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