There is no question that Elizabeth Bishop was a great poet, and a lesbian. The hard part is putting “Love” into the equation. Bishop certainly had all the qualifications for being considered a Great Poet: The 1956 Pulitzer Prize for “Poems: North and South/ A Cold Spring” 1970 National Book Award for “Complete Poems” Harvard […]
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Emily Dickinson has to be one of the most beloved lesbian poets of all time. Her fresh perspective on the world, and the sheer volume of her insights, have kept the world captivated for many years.
Emily Dickinson truly came alive. As my fingertips touched the creases of the envelope in the image, the soul of this incomparable lesbian love poet shot magical currents through my whole body. I don’t ever recall getting a physical reaction to a book like I had with “Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings”. But it was […]
I can understand why it is questioned that Emily Dickinson was a true lesbian love poet. After all, soon after her death (and even during her life time), editors messed up her poems ridiculously. For example, They changed pronouns from “she” to “he”; They changed punctuation, and capitalization, often altering the meaning of a poem; […]