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Selected Poems by Duane Simolke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Politics and society, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
This short eBook includes the gay love poem “Home,” the strange story of “The Gardener,” and the comical “Angels and Razors,” as well as thirty other poems. These works also appear in Duane Simolke’s longer anthology Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems.
Naked Among Thistles: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & related identities and mental wellbeing by Stewed Rhubarb Press
Price: Free! Words: 11,900. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
Collecting established names such as Edwin Morgan and Jo Clifford alongside newer writers, Naked Among Thistles is a moving anthology that speaks honestly about issues which are too often hidden in stigma and silence.
Dug For Victory: Poems from RIP-TV by Liz Mackie
Price: Free! Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Epitaphs and obituaries for the age of digital confession. Artists, athletes, activists, entertainers, evil-doers, rich widows, philosophers: here are 40 sharply observed, often humorous poems by the author of Famepunk.
Edleston: Lord Byron's Boy Poems by Keith Hale
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
A collection of romantic poems Byron wrote for John Edleston, Lord Clare, Earl Delawarr, Lucas Chalandrutsanos, and other boys. The collection spans Byron's life. Some poems for Edleston, Clare, and Delawarr were among the earliest verse he wrote; the poems to Chalandrutsanos were his very last. Selected and introduced by Keith Hale.
Bark Too by Charles Harvey
Series: Poetry · Gay and Lesbian · Books in Print. Price: Free! Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
A collection of poetry by award winning author Charles W Harvey. Reissued from the popular When Dogs Bark. These poems tell the unvarnished truth. They are not about daffodils or a walk in the park. They speak of the grittiness of love and touch the underbelly. A few might have you rushing to the refrigerator for your favorite cucumber.
A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems: For the Love of Moses by A.E. Housman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
The complete editions of A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems together with an introduction by Keith Hale that ties the poems to their historical root: Housman's love for his friend Moses Jackson.
Americano: Growing Up Gay And Latino In The USA by Emanuel Xavier
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012 by Rebel Satori Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Latin American Poetry
A groundbreaking collection from one of the most provocative voices in modern American poetry. The poems contained in these pages challenge mainstream sexual, political and religious beliefs reflecting unique experiences from the outskirts of the heartland.
Close by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013 by Sibling Rivalry Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
Close is kinky, quirky, and queer. The seven poems of the collection emerge at that instant where language meets sex. With equal parts play and poignancy, humor and rigor, Close traverses the dual sense of graphic: the explicit and the physical stuff of words. A Sibling Rivalry Press digital single.
Sonnets to a Young Man by William Shakespeare
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
* Contains only Shakespeare's 127 sonnets written for or about his young male love. * Contains an introduction detailing the story told by the sonnet sequence and placing the sonnets in the canon of gay literature.
My Gay Songs by Paula Merensuo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian(5.00 from 1 review)
Lyrics I’ve been writing through my life, at the most touching moments, when my heart’s been full of joy or – sometimes – sorrow. And I dedicate these songs to all of my queer, weird, kinky, creative friends. Living means more than just to be alive.
Not Poems, Just Words: On Loving, Living and Longing by Ramon Loyola
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
A collection of prose poems on love, loss, longing and yearning, and on dealing with the vagaries of life. This is a small journey from the deepest emotions of love and loss to the sometimes overwhelming realisation of the beauty of life.
Nefarious by Emanuel Xavier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,660. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Rebel Satori Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
his book captures insights into the poet's private world; relationships, heartbreaks, life as a spoken word artist, time spent with his cat, aging. With a dose of dark humor, Xavier’s pleasure in the written word and his passion makes this an engaging collection.
Masculine Beauty: A Collection of Walt Whitman's Poetry Of Same-Sex Affection by Michael Wilson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
* Contains only those poems Whitman wrote exploring masculine beauty and/or same-sex affection. * Contains an abridged introduction by John Burroughs placing the work in its historical context as well as a contemporary preface by Michael Wilson.
Closer by Christopher Soden
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 16,850. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Rebel Satori Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
As tender as it is fierce, Christopher Soden's Closer takes you through an emotional landscape, rich with vivid imagery and poignant observations. It is by turns somber and sanguine, erotic and erudite, sometimes touched by giddy looniness. Soden's confessional narratives tap directly into an intense worldview, an honest, existential look at same-gender sexuality, queer virility and maleness.
Pier Queen by Emanuel Xavier
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012 by Rebel Satori Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
Self-published as a chapbook in 1997, Pier Queen launched the career of spoken word artist and poet Emanuel Xavier with classics such as "Tradiciones" and "Nueva York"- both featured on Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry- and other poems which captured the voice of a generation of queer people of color. For the first time ever, this collection becomes available featuring snapshots
Sticked, Stoned & Bottled by Scott Gibson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
Negative stereotypes, religious persecution, and bigotry force normally happy and functional gay people to live closeted in many life situations in order to protect themselves from harm. Sticked, Stoned & Bottled creates the emotional ups and downs in the reader that mirror those felt by gay people. This book finds a voice that is eye-opening, often humbling, and ultimately liberating.
Briewe aan Icarus by Anton J Jansen
Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: Afrikaans. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
'n Lewe sonder liefde is inderdaad net 'n leë lied. Die liefde maak jou treurig, maar ook opgewonde. Met die liefde leer jy vlieg tot bo die hoogste wolke, maar soms, dan bring die liefde jou ook terug aarde toe.
Georgian Poetry by Keith Hale
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,760. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
* A compilation of the Georgian Poetry anthologies published by Edward Marsh from 1911-22. * Edited and with a new introduction by Keith Hale *The Georgians in their day were acclaimed as bold, fresh, and realistic in their use of language. D.H. Lawrence said the first collection was “like a big breath taken when we are waking up after a night of oppressive dreams."
You. Are. Not. Alone. by W. R. Watkins
Price: Free! Words: 9,840. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian(5.00 from 1 review)
You. Are. Not. Alone. follows the W. R. Watkins’ emotional and honest journey through secondary school and university, as he battles social anxiety, in the hopes to gain social acceptance amongst his peers. As he faces his demons one by one, he extends a hand to you, encouraging and guiding you to accept yourself. Will he eventually be able to attain his dreams if acceptance?