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Tag Archives | Lesbian love poet mysteries

Many lesbian poets worked underground, or seriously closeted.  Here are some of their tales.

Illustration from original Bilitis publication

Bilitis, the Sappho Hoax

Bilitis said she knew Sappho, truly one of the greatest lesbian love poets who ever existed.  She claimed to be a contemporary, a confidant of Sappho.  And she wrote some of the most lurid lesbian poetry yet written. All of this was quite scandalous in 19th century Paris, a city known for accommodating lovers. You […]

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