Sherwood Forest by Camille Roy

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Poetry. LGBT Studies. The forest is a place of refuge and story, created by characters who enter and enlarge it beyond the fantasy of any one person. Authority is diminished and recuperated. Personalities perform themselves via vivid and anarchic gestures. A condition of dereliction becomes the arena where bodies rustle with erotic pulse. "My hope was that this book would be entered as its own social space. Like a gay bar of the fifties, entry would signal that you have taken membership in a stigmatized community, with the risk that entails. Can readership entail risk? Readership as a secret society."

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Camille Roy is a San Francisco-based writer and performer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Her books include SHERWOOD FOREST (Futurepoem Books), Cheap Speech (Leroy), Craquer , (2nd Story Books), Swarm (Black Star Series), THE ROSY MEDALLIONS (Kelsey St Press) and COLD HEAVEN (O Books).
Published April 15, 2011 by Futurepoem Books. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But I think/ bodies are stubborn/ Piling on top of one another simply for warmth.” Almost all the free verse, prose poems, and verbal sketches in Roy’s collection present what some readers would call a queer radical life, one with “themes:/ soft flesh to twist my nails in” as well as comp...

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