The Year in Queer Poetry

2010 was a great year for LGBT poetry, bringing us some exciting new voices, books, and trends. As the year comes to an end, here are some of the highlights: This fall seminal poet Mary Oliver, whom The Weekly Standard has described as “among the finest poets the English language has ever produced,” published Swan:… read more

Benjamin Grossberg: Five Poets Who Changed My Life

1. Whitman I first read “Song of Myself” in 1993.  I was twenty-two, living on my own for the first time, in a city a thousand miles from the suburbs where I grew up.  Just moved into my first apartment, I shattered one of the painted-shut front windows trying to pry it open and spent… read more