Poets for life : seventy-six poets respond to AIDS / edited with an introduction by Michael Klein ; essays by Paul Moore, Jr., Joseph Papp, and Carol Muske.

New York : Crown Publishers, ©1989.
xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
1st ed.

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AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Poetry.
American poetry -- 20th century.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients.
American poetry.
Belletristische Darstellung.
An anthology of poems that focuses on the deep emotions felt by those affected by AIDS.
The gifts ; A diagnosis / David Craig Austin
Identifying things / Wendy Barker
Maybe the jay / Robin Behn
The plague / Marvin Bell
A dream of nightingales ; In the waiting room / David Bergman
No more kissing- AIDS everywhere / Michael Blumenthal
Marches / Philip Booth
Talking to Jim / Walta Borawski
Mercy ; Walk on the water ; Stars in your name ; The moon of mind against the wooden louver ; The masseuse / Olga Broumas
Almost to Jesus / Michael Burkard
Desert / Michael Cadnum
Kate ; The rush to ending / Kevin Jeffery Clarke
A half-life / Henri Cole
Elegy for John, my student dead of AIDS / Robert Cording
Assistances / Alfred Corn
Plague / Robert Creeley
Vindictiveness of religion / William Dickey
Faith-falling / Deborah Digges
Heartbeats ; One by one ; The 80's miracle diet / Melvin Dixon
Retrovir / Tim Dlugos
Tiara ; Turtle, swan ; Bill's story / Mark Doty
Good timing / Carol Ebbecke
For Richard / Eve Ensler
The veteran / Edward Field
The first AIDS case in Selinsgrove ; The AIDS list / Gary Fincke
Sphincter / Allen Ginsberg.
Frozen stiff / Brad Gooch
A scene of the crime / David Groff
The reassurance ; The man with night sweats ; Terminal ; The missing ; To the dead owner of a gym ; Still life ; In time of plague / Thom Gunn
Nights of 1965: the old reliable / Marilyn Hacker
The lenten tunnel / Rachel Hadas
Red suspenders, boxes of cigars / Joseph Hansen
The dolphins / Richard Harteis
The enticing lane / Christopher Hewitt
Begging the question ; Unhappy returns / Daryl Hine
And who will look upon our testimony / Edward Hirsch
Patrarch / Walter Holland
Hospice / Lynda Hull
The foreign element / Greg Johnson
Poem for Buddy / June Jordan
At a queen's funeral / Arnie Kantrowitz
For Jed / X.J. Kennedy
Positive ; Whole lives missing ; Naming the elements / Michael Klein
The answer is in the garden ; Doctor type / Wayne Koestenbaum
Josephine's garden / Steve Kowit
How to watch your brother die / Michael Lassell
What the intern saw / Phillis Levin
Syndrome / Robert Louthan
The brothers grief / Paul Mariah
Summer at the Jardin d'Hiver / Richard McCann.
The landing ; Fog / J.D. McClatchy
What hell is ; By faith not sight ; Third person neuter / Heather McHugh
Two poems for David Kalstone / James Merrill
Your sightless days ; Buckley ; Waiting to die ; Ed dying ; 40 ; To GB from Tuscany / Paul Monette
Memoir / Honor Moore
The eulogy ; Applause / Carol Muske
At last / Eileen Myles
For David / Frankie Paino
Commands of love / Molly Peacock
Three men speak to me ; After the funerals ; An artist's life / Felice Picano
Pityriasis Rosea / Stanley Plumly
I have told you your hands are salt / James Purdy.
This morning's lecture is of ionized / J.M. Regen
In memoriam / Adrienne Rich
Nerves / Mark Rudman
The second law / Stephen Sandy
Recovery ; The hardest ; The birds of sorrow ; The valley of death ; Your life ; Still alive / Ron Schreiber
White balloon / Maureen Seaton
Beauty kills / Charlie Smith
Journey to the interior / William Jay Smith
Mama Rosanna's last bead-clack / Laurel Speer
To Joseph / Elizabeth Sullam
Driving back from New Haven / David Trinidad
X ; Willi, home ; Still life: in the epidemic / Jean Valentine
AIDS-related complex / Chester Weinerman
Thinking about Bill, dead of AIDS / Miller Williams.
Lambda Literary Awards - Poetry, Winner, 1990
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy stained from water damage.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Klein, Michael, 1954 August 17-
Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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Online version: Poets for life.