Wayne Koestenbaum is recognized as an important American poet, as a seminal voice in queer studies, and as a wide-ranging cultural critic who crosses boundaries of literature, art, music, and popular culture. His book The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, published in 1993, had a significant impact on the emerging fields of gender and sexuality studies, as have his groundbreaking essays in influential anthologies. David Lehman, series editor of the The Best American Poetry, praises Koestenbaum’s poetry as “dashing and poignant, [and] so sexy and savvy,” and The New York Times has called him “an astute cultural critic who eloquently explores topics ranging from opera to Jacqueline Onassis.”
Reception with coffee, tea, desserts, cheese & more will follow the reading!
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Russell House, 350 High St., Middletown, CT