Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire


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University of Wisconsin Press
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5.59 X 8.41 X 0.67 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Christopher Hennessy is the author of Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets and a collection of poems, Love-In-Idleness, which was a finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. He is the associate editor for The Gay & Lesbian Review-Worldwide and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.


"A powerful living archive of the great stakes and pleasures of contemporary queer poetry. Reading these pages often feels like a lucky and enriching eavesdropping."--Michael Snediker, author of Queer Optimism
"Our Deep Gossip isn't just smart. It isn't just a color-rich collection of interviews with eight amazing gay poets. And it isn't just a compelling record of their personalities, processes, and engagement with desire. It's a landmark in which Hennessy never misses the mark."--Jim Elledge, editor of Who's Yer Daddy
"Hennessy gives the poets generous space to speak, and in this space the book succeeds."--Publishers Weekly

"Hennessy successfully presents readers with a snapshot of modern gay poetry while placing individual poets within the wider American literary landscape."--Library Journal
"Passionate about the beauty of poetry, Hennessy presents eight master craftsmen at the top of their game. . . . His book will delight readers interested in how a poet's mind works, and the many places a literary artist draws inspiration from."--Bay Area Reporter

"Hennessy's easily flowing yet rich conversations with eight American gay male poets of different generations offer enriching insights into our human condition that can resonate with a wide audience."--James Morgan Brown Review