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ISBN: 9781573443265
eISBN: 9781573446112

Homopup: Queer Dog Poetry

by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg

Dogs are commonly known as best friends and faithful companions, but they play different, special roles in the lives of queers. Because of this, many gay and lesbian authors have paid homage to their hounds in verse, and the best of these writings are collected in Homopup. In her introduction, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg argues that queer writers have a greater understanding of the pet-human bond not only because of their ability to form nontraditional emotional attachments but because they're "masters at reconfiguring what it means to create a family." Whatever the reason, these poems — ranging from witty to elegiac, sexy to sensuous — form a superb collection of contemporary writing that reveals in moving, often brilliant verse what it's like to live as a gay or lesbian person in today's world.

 
 
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About the author Gerry Gomez Pearlberg
 
 

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg is the Lambda Literary Award winning author of the poetry collections Marianne Faithfull's Cigarette and Mr. Bluebird. She has also edited three poetry anthologies, teaches creative writing at the AIDS Service Center NYC and was the poetry editor at Bark: The Modern Dog Culture Magazine. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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