Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review of "Collective Brightness"

On Lambda Literary, David Eye reviews Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality, edited by Kevin Simmonds:
... There is more forgiveness and wisdom in these pages than anger or cynicism. Parents and preachers are pardoned. Even Ted Haggard, the evangelical pastor who hired male prostitutes and used meth, receives patience and understanding (and a voice) in Jee Leong Koh’s “The Cretan.” 

Eye makes the interesting suggestion that the poetic strategies of the anthology may fall into three kinds: rewriting, re-inventing and reifying. Read more.

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