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Poem, Category, Relationships, Gay
As you might know, it’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender month here in the good old U.S. of A. In the hope of promoting some quality queer poetry and some quality queer poems here on the poetryfoundation.org, we’ve got a section of our Poetry Tool dedicated to “gay” poems, whatever that means.
Let’s say we decide to include poems based on the subject matter regardless of the poet’s purported or claimed orientation. What’s missing from our list? I don’t mean to ask what are the best queer poems about love, though I’m interested in that too. I mean what’s in our Poetry Tool already that’s not tagged as a gay poem and should be?
You might start by browsing around what’s listed under the broader categories of poems about relationships or poems about love and desire. But we have over 8,500 poems in the archive, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you found them elsewhere too…