f5f3/1239733365-snapshot.jpg Got a press release recently about a new book of collected poetry called “Gaytude, a poetic journey around the world.” It was a good pitch until this line pulled from “The Taj Mahal Review”:

“… a gay poet suffers from a sense of ostracism, of being excluded by others due to differences. The poems … are marked with outsiderhood, the sense of being different from the fashionable or ‘straight’ writing.”

Different from the fashionable?! Granted, us gays aren’t fashion plates 24/7, but we’re not toiling away in pirate shirts and hoop skirts.

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