GANYMEDE POETS, ONE: first annual anthology of all 38 poets published in the first six issues of the gay men’s quarterly GANYMEDE172 pages, 6x9” perfect-bound paperback book, illustrated throughout with thematic photosPublic release: mid-OctoberPOETS: David Ayllon, David Bergman, Bryan Borland, Brian Brown, Brandon Lacy Campos, C.P. Cavafy, Matt Cogswell, Sean Patrick ConlGANYMEDE POETS, ONE: first annual anthology of all 38 poets published in the first six issues of the gay men’s quarterly GANYMEDE172 pages, 6x9” perfect-bound paperback book, illustrated throughout with thematic photosPublic release: mid-OctoberPOETS: David Ayllon, David Bergman, Bryan Borland, Brian Brown, Brandon Lacy Campos, C.P. Cavafy, Matt Cogswell, Sean Patrick Conlon, Steven Cordova, Ron Curlee, Jase Donaldson, Edward Field, Christopher Gaskins, R.J. Gibson, R. Nemo Hill, Matthew Hittinger, Walter Holland, Lee Houck, Jee Leong Koh, Matt Loney, Jeff Mann, Dug McDowell, Mark Milazzo, Stephen Mills, Michael Montlack, Robert Kulovec Müller, James Newborg, Eric Norris, Sergio Ortiz, Jon Rentler, Gregg Shapiro, Christopher Steven Soden, John Stahle, Matthew Stradling, P. Viktor, Ocean Vuong, Cyril Wong, Zhuang Yisa. Most poets have several poems in their sections."With mounting excitement and buzz, young gay poets have been emailing samizdat files of the poetry sections from each issue of the new gay men's quarterly Ganymede. Ganymede, which publishes an impressive range of writing and artsy visuals, decided to gather all their poets into one section each issue, and as those sections grew, they became a journal inside a journal, the finest and most essential survey of gay male poetry in English from around the world. Now, Ganymede has collected a year's worth of poets into its first annual anthology, Ganymede Poets One."This anthology sets new standards, not only for the pungent and varied content, but also for presentation. Each poet has his own section, usually with several examples plus bio alongside a very cute photo. But the editor also snatches some blazing phrase from the text to headline each section (Depart My Bone Cage, Sung through Spittle, At the Feet of Your Stare, Skin Against Flame, Holy Fire of the Forgotten). Page after page of these tags, combined with very cool art photos illustrating everything, make for quite a reading experience. Any poetry lover will jump in head first. Ganymede Poets One is an innovative, nearly overwhelming new player among poetry anthologies." --AssociatedContent.com, July 2009...
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Ganymede Poets, One Reviews
This anthology is meant to entice the reader’s every sense. The poetry is mixed with photographs and visual cues meant to tantalize and engage the reader in the male form. The poetry itself is the celebration of life in all its heartache, pain, joy, wonder, fear, loss, and memories. Each author offers a glimpse into their talent and mind with their words, biography, author photo, and artistic illustrations and photographs. With so many acclaimed poets joined in this anthology, there is only a brief taste of each which leaves you wanting more every time. Poetry fans will want to enjoy this full experience and rich literary offering.In a vast anthology of this size ~ 38 poets and over 40 photographs in addition to author photographs all tucked neatly into a volume under 200 pages ~ there can be only a sampling of each. There is no set format and style, no dominant edge that blends the work together. The subject matter itself ranges from disease, death, loss, anger, longing to joy, happiness, love, lust, wonder, and beauty. The poetry included is a pure celebration of life in all its forms and beyond that, the acceptance and confidence of each author. These authors boldly include photographs of themselves, while exposing their thoughts, musings, and experiences in different ways. From photography to poetry, even teasing about dating online, the connection between men shines through the strongest.There are no bad selections and it’s almost impossible to choose favorites. The list of outstanding work provoking thought and imagery marks the high level of this anthology. A few evoke an emotion or thought so vivid, you can’t help but wish there was more. Those that stood out include: David Bergman’s “The Infinite Recession of The Object of Desire,” Bryan Borland’s “My Bedroom Oceans,” C.P. Cavafy’s “Remember, Body,” Matt Cogswell’s “Log On, Log Off,” Lee Houck’s “Trash Night,” and Matt Loney’s and Michael Montalack’s additions. There are just too many to single out.From award winners to newcomers, this anthology spans age and time to give intimate and beautiful glimpses into the lives and hearts of the authors. The poetry included will resonate and entice readers visually and emotionally. The first in a promised series of volumes, this strong start sets an excellent bar of quality.