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Love-In-Idleness by Christopher Hennessy

Poetry. LBGT Studies. "If I were to reduce this book to a single letter, it would be O. Opulence, obsession, orgasm and opera all start with an open throat, a gape, a release of pent-up desire. So, too, does Christopher Hennessy's LOVE-IN-IDLENESS emanate from the opening of the throat to the shudder and release of the last and final word. Oh, I thought, reading these urgent, physical, dangerously beautiful poems, with 'the terror ripping open my mouth at the corners.' Yes, and Oh, yes and O..."—D. A. Powell.

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ISBN-13: 9781936767021
Publisher: Brooklyn Arts Press
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Christopher Hennessy is the author of Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets (University of Michigan Press). He earned an MFA from Emerson College, and currently is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was included in the Ploughshares' special "Emerging Writers" edition, and his poetry, interviews, and book reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Verse, Cimarron Review, The Writer's Chronicle, The Bloomsbury Review, Court Green, OCHO, Crab Orchard Review, Natural Bridge, Wisconsin Review, Brooklyn Review, Memorious, and elsewhere. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in anthologies of gay poets, persona poetry, and poets of social justice. Hennessy is a longtime associate editor for The Gay and Lesbian Review- Worldwide.

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Love-in-Idleness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found myself enjoying this work more with each re-read. Written to draw the reader into a visual world with each poem. Rich language and imagery. Look forward to reading more from this poet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago