Deleted Names by Lawrence Schimel

Deleted_Names_cover                                       …There is

no gap on the shelves:
other books have filled its space.

Other men have filled your space
in my bed.

From “Metonymy”

Mournful, playful, witty and wise, the poems in Deleted Names showcase Lawrence Schimel’s poetry at its best: reflecting on contemporary gay life. Widely published in periodicals and frequently reprinted in anthologies, at long last these poems are available in a single volume. Deftly mixing free and formal verse (especially villanelles and sestinas, often in variant forms), Schimel’s work distills crystalline moments from everyday experiences. Whether filled with longing and loss or celebrating sex or romance, the poems of Deleted Names will resonate with readers of all orientations.

Lawrence Schimel writes in both Spanish and English and has published over 100 books as author or anthologist, including the poetry collections Desayuno en la cama (Egales) and Fairy Tales for Writers (A Midsummer Night’s Press). His poems have appeared in diverse periodicals, ranging from The Christian Science Monitor to Physics Today to Gay Scotland, and have been widely anthologized, including in Gay Love Poetry, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: The Book of Dreams, Chicken Soup for the Horse-Lover’s Soul 2, and The Random House Treasury of Light Verse. He has won the Lambda Literary Award (twice), the Spectrum Award, and the Independent Publisher Book Award, among other honors. He divides his time between Madrid and New York City.

by Lawrence Schimel
Body Language 10
ISBN-13: 978-1-938334-03-0
ISBN-10: 1938334035
Poetry/Gay Studies
40 pages/perfect bound
Publication date: 15 March 2013
US: $10.95
UK: £6.99
Europe: 8,50€

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