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cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

Like a Prayer: Evan Kennedy’s Ecstatic Stigmatic June 28, 2013: A stunning essay by poet Evan Kennedy is up at Queer City. Using St. Francis of Assisi as a frame to talk of suffering through gay bashing, Kennedy knocks into all of us who are up against non-gentleness. "Prettied by split lips, I aspire to triumph within this confraternity of the beaten-up and ass-kicked. Treat me gently now or not –". [...] by