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Poems of a penisist

Translated by Hiroaki Sato

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“In the name of / Man, member, / and the holy fluid, / Amen,” begins Mutsuo Takahashi’s epic one-thousand-line erotic fantasy poem, “Ode,” the centerpiece of his groundbreaking collection of queer poetry, Poems of a Penisist. Takahashi’s work, reminiscent of Walt Whitman’s, is a celebration of the male body, treating homosexual desire as something sacred. Stunningly beautiful and passionate, Poems of a Penisist is one of the most important compilations of homoerotic poetry written in the twentieth century.

notes: Introduction by Burton Watson.
subjects: Erotic poetry
genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780914090076
OCLC number: 1932299
publisher: Chicago Review Press, 1975; University of Minnesota Press, 2012
publication place: Chicago; Minneapolis
english publication date: 1975
document type: Book
description: xv, 108 p. : ill. ; 22cm.