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Michael Montlack's second collection of poems, Daddy, reminds us that many people in our lives are daddies to us in one way or another. With humbleness and affection, he pays homage to these many parents in his life while addressing his own role as an uncle and middle-aging gay man. Playful but poignant, his poems move from the personal to the political, from sorrowful to ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published August 7th 2020 by NYQ Books
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Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, poetry
a collection about family, in all its forms--whether that's a father, a mother, a friend, a community, or a pop star that resonates with you. really fun, playful use of language. a good sense of humor, but also has some really poignant and reflective moments. proudly and loudly gay in the best way.

loved "rock river, vermont," "daddy," "masculinity," and "mother medusa."
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Michael Montlack is the editor of the essay anthology MY DIVA: 65 GAY MEN ON THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE THEM (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009) and the author of three poetry chapbooks: COVER CHARGE (Winner of the 2007 Gertrude Prize) and GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (Pudding House, 2008) and THE SLIP (Poets Wear Prada, 2009). His work has appeared in CIMARRON REVIEW, SWINK, THE NEW YORK QUARTERLY, POET LORE ...more

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