Poetry is Gay

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What is Gay Realism; more specifically what is it to be Gay? In this book John Lee captures through poetry the raw and uncensored thoughts, feelings, and emotions that Gays are experiencing in America and around the world today.

Poetry is Gay is a book that contains over a hundred poems, more like short stories, that strike on every Gay related subject that the author could conceive. It covers everything from Coming Out, Teen Suicide, Love, God, the Defense of Marriage Act, ...

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Overview

What is Gay Realism; more specifically what is it to be Gay? In this book John Lee captures through poetry the raw and uncensored thoughts, feelings, and emotions that Gays are experiencing in America and around the world today.

Poetry is Gay is a book that contains over a hundred poems, more like short stories, that strike on every Gay related subject that the author could conceive. It covers everything from Coming Out, Teen Suicide, Love, God, the Defense of Marriage Act, Don't Ask Don't Tell, and much more. The poems within this book are raw, uncensored, and Gay from the heart!

John Lee believes that the Gay Community has been dehumanized by a stereotypical generic formula that ignores the reality of Gay men and women. Poetry is Gay is an attempt to shatter that old societal mold and to represent the Gay Community in a literal perspective. John Lee said "The millions of LGBT Youth around the world need a representation of the community that demonstrates the intelligence, the integrity, and the life of Gay men and women, rather than what people would hear from a comedian and the Gay Rights Opposition." This book's bold attempt to rectify, console, and inspire the Gay situation of today is awe inspiring!

The Gay Community has made several tremendous strides in the last thirty years in terms of constructing a culture amongst itself. Though there is more work to be done in combating the stereotypes of old. In doing so, John Lee believes that the community can grow and prosper as it asserts its truth. This book is but one man's way of doing so. Poetry is Gay is a revolution of Human thought, Human work, and Human Art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478719328
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    I bought this for a good friend who is gay and who loves poetry.

    I bought this for a good friend who is gay and who loves poetry.  Both of us say down to read it together because I like poetry too.  This "demonstration of intelligence" is severely lacking.  The poems are just poorly written.  They rarely, if ever, break from the AA BB CC rhyme scheme making it really hard to think of them as written by an adult who wants to come across as a serious poet, or even a writer.  There were some nice thoughts throughout but the writing style made it seem trivial and silly.  We felt like we were reading a high schooler's angst poetry instead of something that should be published.  I wouldn't recommend it for poetry lovers and my friend's contribution is "I sure wouldn't pass this on to anyone who feels they need to feel better about being gay."  Certainly not worth buying.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    ¿¿A GAY WRITING REVOLUTION AT WORK!¿¿ Is a very true statement,

    ‘’A GAY WRITING REVOLUTION AT WORK!’’ Is a very true statement, this gorgeous book truly delves deep into the LGBT community and its personal struggle in a really beautiful and creative way. Its also a way for non LGBT people to get an understanding of what our community deals with. Anyone can connect with this book, no matter how young or old, ANYONE! but I feel it’s a particularly great read for gay teens who are dealing with….well…being a gay teen, I wish I had this when I was in school, it hit all my emotions, I cried, laughed and everything in-between, you should judge a book by its cover because it is as good as it looks. I highly recommend this to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    After reading through this book, which I actually read, my heart

    After reading through this book, which I actually read, my heart seriously swelled! The poems are written in a manner that young LGBT People can relate to and understand in a beautiful and artistic manner. The thought behind each and every piece truly resonates with me as a Gay man. Each poem kept me wanting more and more. The emotions, the thoughts, and the intensity of each piece really made me think and reflect on the things I’ve gone through in life. It was a quick and fantastic read and I highly recommend the book for anyone who wants a feel for what goes through the mind of a young Gay person.

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