“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.|
|publisher:||Chicago Review Press, 1975; University of Minnesota Press, 2012|
|publication place:||Chicago; Minneapolis|
|english publication date:||1975|
|description:||xv, 108 p. : ill. ; 22cm.|