Book Launch for “Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards” at bgsqd
Join us for a night of bear poetry as we celebrate the book launch of Hibernation, and Other Poems with editor Ron J. Suresha and several other contributors reading. (at Bureau of General Services Queer Division)
THIS IS HAPPENING!
pear-shaped boys (◕‿◕✿)
boys with pudgy bellies (◕‿◕✿)
boys with pudgy hips (◕‿◕✿)
boys with pudgy asses (◕‿◕✿)
boys with love handles (◕‿◕✿)
boys who jiggle (◕‿◕✿)
pudgy boys (◕‿◕✿)
All set for Saturday night’s event with Ron Suresha, Scott Hightower, Daniel Lewiston, Rocco Russo, Jordan M. Shu, Chris Vaccaro, and Emanuel Xavier! (at Bureau of General Services Queer Division)
IM READING TONIGHT! CUM CHECK US OUT!
Raed Yassin | Self Portrait with Foreign Fruits and Vegetables, 2011
— hot bearded kiss
Hey. That’s my BF and myself. I took that pic. Lol
NOW IN PRINT!!— just in time for National Poetry Month!
Edited by Ron J. Suresha
Predominantly in free verse, these wide-ranging poems address all aspects of contemporary (two-legged) bearish life: changing standards of masculinity, male romance and lust, maturing men’s body issues, and what it means to live and love within the worldwide gay male bear community. The poems are sometimes introspective, sometimes erotic, sometimes amusing - but they’re all well-crafted glimpses of the bear experience. This thoughtful, fun, and moving book features more than one hundred poems by forty esteemed authors, including David Bergman and Albert Skip Brushaber, whose homonymic, eponymous poems give this anthology its title, plus noted writers Alfred C. Corn, Jameson Currier, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, Jack Fritscher, Daniel M. Jaffe, Raymond Luczak, Jeff Mann, Ron Mohring, Felice Picano, Jordan Shu, Jay Starre, Jim Stewart, Dan Stone, and Emanuel Xavier and many fine poems from other American and Canadian contributors. Poetry lovers and bear-loving men alike will appreciate the diverse range of contemporary masculine voices in Hibernation.
Soon in print — just in time for National Poetry Month!
and Other Poems by Bear Bards
Edited by Ron J. Suresha
Hibernation, front cover [not final]
An engaging, eclectic collection of original verse by a Who’s Who in Hirsute Gay Men’s Literature.
The Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press proudly presents Hibernation, and Other Poems by Bear Bards, an engaging, eclectic, sometimes erotic anthology of original verse penned by an outstanding collection of authors comprising a Who’s Who in Hirsute Literature.
Predominantly in free verse, these wide-ranging poems address all aspects of contemporary (two-legged) Bearish life: changing standards of masculinity, male romance and lust, maturing men’s body issues, and what it means to be identified with the worldwide bi and gay male Bear community. The poems are sometimes introspective, sometimes sexy, sometimes amusing — but they’re all well-crafted glimpses of the bear experience.
This thoughtful, fun, and moving book features more than 100 poems by nearly 40 esteemed bear-bards such as David Bergman, whose lead poem gives the book its title, plus noted authors Alfred C. Corn, Jameson Currier, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, Jack Fritscher, Daniel M. Jaffe, Raymond Luczak, Jeff Mann, Ron Mohring, Felice Picano, Jay Starre, Jim Stewart, Dan Stone, and Emanuel Xavier — plus many fine poems from other well-known contributors from around the U.S. and Canada.
Poetry lovers and Bear-lovers alike will appreciate the diverse range of contemporary masculine voices in Hibernation, and other poems by bear bards.
Contributors to HIBERNATION, AND OTHER POEMS
David Bergman ~ Albert Skip Brushaber ~ Alfred C. Corn ~ Michael G. Cornelius ~ Wayne Courtois ~ Bob “Brutus” Cunningham ~ Jameson Currier ~ Lewis DeSimone ~ Gavin Geoffrey Dillard ~ Charles Flowers ~ Jack Fritscher ~ John Genest ~ Scott Hightower ~ Charlie Hopwood ~ Daniel M. Jaffe ~ David Juhren ~ Owen Keehnen ~ Daniel Lewiston ~ Raymond Luczak ~ Ed Madden ~ Jeff Mann ~ Stephen Mead ~ Ron Mohring ~ Miguel M. Morales ~ Jay Neal ~ Felice Picano ~ C.D. Reade ~ Dennis Rhodes ~ Rocco Russo ~ Gregg Shapiro ~ Jordan M. Shu ~ Jay Starre ~ Jim Stewart ~ Dan Stone ~ Shawn Syms ~ Chris Vaccaro ~ Jeff Walt ~ Scott Wiggerman ~ Randy Wyatt ~ Emanuel Xavier
About the editor
Author or editor of more than a dozen books, Hibernation editor Ron J. Suresha is a three-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist for his anthologies on bisexual men, winner of a Rainbow Book Award for his nonfiction book, Fur: The Love of Hair, and recipient of both a Storytelling World Honor and the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award for his collection of Turkish folk tales, The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin. In high school and college, Suresha won several local awards for his poetry; later he was director of an Ann Arbor, Mich., poetry reading series and organized a complete, continuous public reading of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Suresha, who is co-founder and acquisitions editor of the Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press, lives with his husband in New Milford, Conn.
Hibernation, And Other Poems by Bear Bards
edited by Ron J. Suresha
Bear Bones Books
April 15, 2014
Categories: Poetry, GLBTQ Literature
Distributed by: Baker & Taylor, Ingram
Do you support the bear arts? Do you feel there should be a bear poetry anthology? Then please consider dropping a few bucks in the Hibernation and other poems fundraising campaign to help offset expenses for the editorial, production, publication, and marketing of the book. Thanks!