Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

The Poetry of Pride


In celebration of gay pride this month, we hope you’ll read and share our selection of poems by LGBTQ writers from the past to the present.


Lullaby” by W. H. Auden
Ceremonial” by Eduardo C. Corral
The Embrace” by Mark Doty
Love Poem” by Audre Lorde
Abandonment Under the Walnut Tree” by D. A. Powell
The Lioness” by Adrienne Rich
Blue” by May Swenson
Dear Melissa—” by TC Tolbert
Calamus [In Paths Untrodden]” by Walt Whitman


LGBTQ Resources for Pride Month


Celebrate pride this month by exploring the rich tradition of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer poets and poetry through our new selection of poems, audio, videos, essays, books, and more, on our LGBTQ Poetry page.


Eleven Queer Poets on the Poems That Changed Their Lives


In this brand-new feature, poets Mark Doty, JP Howard, Joan Larkin, and others remember the poems that influenced their lives as LGBTQ writers and individuals. Read about the powerful impact poets such as Marilyn Hacker, Audre Lorde, and Walt Whitman have had on these writers.


Read this collection of letters queer writers wrote to their younger selves.


Read Mark Doty’s essay on sex and holiness in Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl.”


Read this Stephen Burt essay on Frank O’Hara’s casual, personable poetics.


New Audio from the Academy Chancellors


If you missed last year’s Chancellors Reading at the 2015 Poets Forum, experience the memorable evening with this new audio playlist of readings by the Chancellors; and don’t forget to join the Chancellors this year as we present our annual Poets Forum as part of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, October 20–23, 2016.

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Celebrating Pride Month with Poems, a New LGBTQ Feature, Brand-New Audio & More

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