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Other Fugitives and Other Strangers

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Poetry. Gay and Lesbian Studies. A testimony of sexuality in times of violence, this journey into the intimate language of the male body is freighted with danger and desire and expressed through a dark eroticism reminiscent of Garcia Lorca and Cavafy. "A brilliant poet of two nations, he is a treasure found"--Sandra McPherson. Rigoberto Gonzalez is the author of four books ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Tupelo Press (first published April 1st 2005)
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secondwomn
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Matt Mason
Apr 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
There are few writers as capable and dangerous as Gonzalez. His images, no matter how shocking, come out so enviably true that it's difficult to put this poetry book down. And were poetry as visible as, say, movies, this book would be constantly in the news with this group protesting the brutal scenes, that group praising the artistry, this group condemning some sin or other, and that group reveling in the use of imagery so necessary and natural that whole sections of the book should be required ...more
Crystal
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, poetry
I think the macabre themese and imagery struck me more since I read this in around the same time as So Much for That and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Reading these books so closely together enhanced my experience reading each individually.

Some of the imagery in these poems sat with me long after I'd put the book down. I really, really liked this book.
Allison
Feb 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, tupelo-books
I'd like to blend the blurbs from the back cover of this book to really explain it, "While the tension that never leaves these poems is, on the surface, erotic, what lies beneath the sensual energy is an awareness that sex, as the articulation of love, is tainted by our notions of how pure love should be...Follow Gonzalez into these poems and you'll come to a place where...a fist is a rose...he whirls us through the delights and terrors of erotic love, and into forbidden, hidden, dangerous body ...more
Jess Dutschmann
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Super intense
Donnelle
Jan 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
crisp images - raw - this poet does not flinch.
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1141831 I really loved this collection, I think I've developed a fascination with Contemporary Queer poets.
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