Lovejets: Queer Male Poets
on 200 Years of Walt Whitman
Edited by Raymond Luczak
Squares and Rebels. 297 pages, $25.
THIS YEAR MARKS the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, though the poet seems to be reborn on an irregular basis for various derivative purposes. Thus when I received the small book titled Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman, I sighed and assumed it would be the kind of insipid, self-congratulatory, gayish poetry that we often see in casual collections from little-known publishers.