A Frieze for a Temple of Love

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1998 - Poetry - 228 pages
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This new book follows Edward Field's well-received Counting Myself Lucky: Selected Poems 1963-1992. Field, a native New Yorker and longtime gay activist, writes poetry that is literate, immediate, funny and completely personal -- like small essays on the human condition, spoken by a friend we trust. "When I started writing, I wanted my poetry to save the world. I saw myself standing up in the marketplace and speaking to the people. Later, I desperately believed, against the world, that poetry could save me. In spite of the evident truth that poetry can change nothing, I trust the instincts of the young".
 

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Contents

POEMS 19931997
9
Opera Queens
43
The Trouble with Strangers
50
At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
57
At the Gates of Heaven
65
Zlatyas Revenge
74
Cannibal Beach
84
SILVER WINGS
115
THE POETRY FILE
147
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About the author (1998)

Edward Field is the author of more than ten books of poetry, including "Counting Myself Lucky" and "A Frieze for a Temple of Love," and a memoir, "The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag, and Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era," He is also coauthor of three fiction books (written with Neil Derrick, published under the pseudonym of Bruce Elliot). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the W. H. Auden Award, the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lambda Literary Award.

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