Poem Sampler

Queer Love Poems

LGBTQ love poetry by and for gay men, lesbians, and the queer community.

 

Passion

Peanut Butter” by Eileen Myles

Beautiful Signor” by Cyrus Cassells

[Didn’t Sappho say her guts clutched up like this?]” by Marilyn Hacker

Recreation” by Audre Lorde

Mayakovsky” by Frank O'Hara

To the Fair Clorinda” by Aphra Behn

Pupil” by D.A. Powell

You Love, You Wonder” by Brenda Shaughnessy

 

Long-Term Love

Domestic” by Carl Phillips

Snow” by Maureen Seaton

Winter” by Timothy Liu

Asking About You” by Eloise Klein Healy

[the day shifts . . .]” by kari edwards

Proportion Surviving” by Renee Gladman

 

For the Beloved

Poem for My Love” by June Jordan

One Girl” by Sappho

Smooth Horizon of the Verb Love” by Nicole Brossard

A Lady” by Amy Lowell

Accidents of Birth” by William Meredith

Swan” by Ana Božičević

continental divide” by D.A. Powell

 

Love Poems for Strangers

Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand” by Walt Whitman

The Dream” by Aphra Behn

One Night Stand” by Jack Spicer

The Fluffer Talks of Eternity” by D.A. Powell

The Strangers Who Find Me in the Woods” by Rigoberto González

Other Fugitives and Other Strangers” by Rigoberto González

Words to be Broadcast over Eagle’s Nest Sound System – I” by Brad Gooch

Wild nights - Wild nights! (269)” by Emily Dickinson

 

Long Distance

A Second Train Song for Gary” by Jack Spicer

Want” by Joan Larkin

 

Heartbreak and Longing

One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop

Sonnet 16” by Richard Barnfield

What to Ask Upon Being Asked to Be Friends” by Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Project for Fainting” by Brenda Shaughnessy

A Regret” by David Trinidad

Oh God” by Michelle Tea

Poem ('Instant coffee with slightly sour cream')” by Frank O’Hara

Poem for Haruko” by June Jordan

Originally Published: May 18, 2012

COMMENTS (2)

On August 20, 2012 at 11:48pm cade wrote:
I'm kinda surprised & very disappointed there's no poem by Adrienne
Rich listed, especially from The Dream of a Common Language or A Wild
Patience Has Taken Me this Far -- so many choices ... a glaring
omission.

On July 4, 2013 at 12:26pm Victoria Howard@1234,com wrote:
i will love to have a friend that have a sence of human
and love to have fun such as going places and love to
cook and very out going.

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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