Who's yer daddy? : gay writers celebrate their mentors and forerunners

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Summary
Who's Yer Daddy? offers readers of gay male literature a keen and engaging journey. In this anthology, thirty-nine gay authors discuss individuals who have influenced them--their inspirational "daddies." The essayists include fiction writers, poets, and performance artists, both honored masters of contemporary literature and those just beginning to blaze their own trails. They find their artistic ancestry among not only literary icons--Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Andr#65533; Gide, Frank O'Hara, James Baldwin, Edmund White--but also a roster of figures whose creative territories are startlingly wide and vital, from Botticelli to Bette Midler to Captain Kirk.
    Some writers chronicle an entire tribal council of mentors; others describe a transformative encounter with a particular individual, including teachers and friends whose guidance or example cracked open their artistic selves. Perhaps most moving are the handful of writers who answered the question literally, writing intimately of their own fathers and their literary inheritance. This rich volume presents intriguing insights into the contemporary gay literary aesthetic.

Winner, LGBT Nonfiction Anthology, Lambda Literary Awards
Contents
All our daddies and then some / Jim Elledge and David Groff
Culture club in space: an anecdotal poetics / Benjamin S. Grossberg
Walt Whitman: glow on the extremest / Verge Mark Doty
Latin moon daddy / Charles Rice-González
Making a man out of me / Richard Blanco
Under the influence / Chip Livingston
My mothers grave is yellow / Dale Peck
Some notes thoughts recollections revisions and corrections regarding becoming being and remaining a gay writer / Justin Chin
My three dads / Charles Jensen
Orpheus in Texas / Saeed Jones
"It does not have to be yours" / Mark Bibbins
A hidden life (oh Joy Williams) / Paul Lisicky
Positively not: a talk about poetries and traditions / Brian Teare
Romantic / Jeff Mann
The Tallahatchie meets the Arve, or unexpected gay confluences in the '70s / Greg Hewett
How I learned to drive: the education of a gay disabled writer / Kenny Fries
How to skin a deer / Martin Hayatt
The little girls with penises / Jim Elledge
Oubloir / David McConnell
Beloved Jotoranos / Rigoberto González
Leaving Berlin / Ellery Washington
Teenage Riot: notes on some books that guide me through a profoundly hormonal time / Alistair McCartney
My radical dads / David Groff
The mentor I never met: Janet Frame / Aaron Hamburger
The case of the undone novel / Richard McCann
Fugitives / James Allen Hall
Some notes on influences or why I am not objective / Michael Klein
I will tell this story the way I choose / Shaun Levin
Thom Gunn: A memoir of reading / Randall Mann
Queering an Italian American poetic legacy / Peter Covino
Vanity Fairey Interviews writer Noël Alumit / Noël Alumit
The four of them / Thomas Glave
Jumpstart / Tim Miller
Caliban / Dave King
My first poetic mentor was a Welshman named Leslie / Timothy Liu
The world is full of orphans / Raymond Luczak
The seismology of love and letters / Brian Leung
Botticelli Boy / Rick Barot
Miss thing / Paul Bonin-Rodriguez
Thirteen ways of looking at my father / K.M. Soehnlein.

Additional Information
Subjects Gay authors -- United States -- Biography.
Gay men's writings, American.
Publisher Madison, Wis. :Terrace Books,2012
Other Titles Who's your daddy?
Contributors Elledge, Jim, 1950-
Groff, David.
Language English
Description xi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780299289409 (cloth : alk. paper)
0299289400 (cloth : alk. paper)
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