I have entered my book Flit in many contests, one of which is the “Lammys” sponsored by Lambda Literary. This year there are thirty-seven entries in the gay poetry category. I decided to challenge myself by purchasing and reading each and every one of them.
What an amazing experience. Thirty-seven gay men have written thirty-seven wildly different collections of poetry. Seven books stand out to me personally.
The Opposite of People by Patrick Ryan Frank
Otter by Ben Ladoceur
Rebels by Jeff Mann
Jesse Garon Writes A Love Letter by Robby Nadler
Brimstone by Will Stockton
What the Night Numbered by Bradford Tice
Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners