by Joseph O. Legaspi



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933880631
Publisher: Cavankerry Press
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

JOSEPH O. LEGASPI, a Fulbright and NYFA fellow, is the author of a previous collection, Imago (CavanKerry Press and University of Santo Tomas Press), and two chapbooks: Aviary, Bestiary and Subways. His poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, jubilat, Orion, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Salt Hill. He is the cofounder of Kundiman, a nonprofit organization serving Asian American writers. He lives in Queens, New York, with his husband.

Table of Contents

Revelation xiii

I Flower

Rouge 3

At the Movies with My Mother 5

My Sister's Wedding 6

Cockfight 7

Pigs 8

Am I Not? 9

To Whiteness 11

Peach House 12

Fingers, Hands, Hips, & Lips 13

The Last Christmas Party at Dr. Albert Elementary School 15

Dogs of Childhood 16

A Love Story 18

My Mother's Suitors 20

Imeldific 21

II Boys & Boys & Girls & Girls

Moose 25

Dear Echidna 26

Our Mothers 27

Boys 28

The Kisser's Handbook (The Sensitive Male Chapter) 30

At the Bridal Shop 32

[ a subway ride ] 33

In a Gully 34

Bleeding the Hen 35

Summer 36

Girls 37

Dispel the Angel 39

Hottie Sizzles 41

Marriage Sonnet (not based on a true marriage) 43

Night 44

Highway 45

Birthday 46

III A Book of Genesis

In This Bed 49

The Homosexual Book of Genesis 50

Whom You Love 51

This Town, Empty Nest 53

V-Neck T-Shirt Sonnet 54

Like Petals 55

30 56

My Father's First Birthday After His Death 59

Verlaine on the Lower East Side 60

They Say 61

Wedding Day 62

Chelsea Piers 63

Aubade with Excised Dogs 64

Triumvirate 66

Vows (for a gay wedding) 69

Acknowledgments 73

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