Poets For Life
Seventy-Six Poets Respond to AIDS
Michael Klein (editor)
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry
Seventy-six of our best poets—gay and straight. male and female, black and white—respond to AIDS in all its manifestations, with anger, grief, and transcendence.
Poets included are David Craig Austin, Robin Behn, Philip Booth, Olga Broumas, Henri Cole, Robert Creeley, Mark Doty, Eve Ensler, Allen Ginsberg, Thom Gunn, Marilyn Hacker, Edward Hirsch, June Jordan, X.J. Kennedy, Wayne Koestenbaum, J.D. McClatchy, James Merrill, Honor Moore, Eileen Myles, Molly Peacock, James Purdy, Adrienne Rich, and many more.
“Poets for Life possesses a documentary force that transcends aesthetics.”
“Poets for Life is simply stunning. These urgent and intimate acts of witnessing make this powerful collection the most compelling anthology of recent memory. These powerful poems are essential reading for us all.”
Michael Klein is a widely published writer and poet. He is the co-editor of Things Shaped in Passing and In the Company of my Solitude.
Paperback / $12.95 (Can $18.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-170-5 / 244 pages / Poetry