No Cure for Madness: Queer Male Poets on Death, God and Desire

March 12, 2017 4:00 pm

Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA get directions

Kazim Ali, Blas Falconer, Miguel Murphy

Our title comes from the genderqueer prophet Teiresias who said in The Bacchae, “There is no cure for madness when the cure itself is mad.” How do queer writers respond in an America whose LGBT politics and social norms are aligned more and more with the mainstream and is yet in the context of one of the most hostile and homophobic presidencies in decades. We present a poetry reading by three queer men of color whose work transgresses mainstream and heteronormative norms of both body and spirit.

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