They announce the arrival of the homosexual as a modern entity, radically other than whatever it was Dickinson, Halleck, or Whitman variously imagined themselves to be. Symonds was content with his homosexual orientation and did not intend the word in its later medicalized sense. How odd I was to myself in —a good, married, Christian girl about to graduate from my hometown college in Tennessee—yet how normal I seemed to everyone else. Powell Something seems to have gnawed that walnut leaf …. Sweeping anthology of works by ninety-four poets from the mid-twentieth century. In a virtuoso array of forms, Villarreal uses the smallest things of the earth—roots, feathers—in order to draw the celestial beasts made of constellations that come down to wander through our primal forests tearing everything open and in turn are torn open themselves. The Muse of the Violets:
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