Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

18 December 2009

Book of Ours

I met my friend Tavi Gonzalez at the conference ReThinking Sex last March in Philadelphia.

And I was delighted to learn that he has published a chapbook of poetry entitled The Book of Ours. It is published through Momotombo Press.

I was particularly fond of parts two and three of the book. Part two begins with the passage:
my friend
whose tongue I've tasted
in every vernacular
One of my favorite poems in the book is one entitled Soliloquy #3 which contains the following:

the territorial arc of my arms
wrapped around you like a damp down
comforter. not even warm
much less—comfortable

tell me when does this language describe
an actual love affair...
Anyway, you should check out his book!