Alma Routsong, author of "Patience and Sarah" under the pen name Isabel Miller, and host Ronald Gold read poems by gay and lesbian poets. Poems read: Gertrude Stein - Love song of Alice B.; Walt Whitman - Calamus 24 and 25; Fran Winant - Penny; Alta - The art of enforced deprivation; Ian Young - Honi soit qui mal y pense; May Swenson - Two-part parable; Ron Schreiber - Tracking me down; Judy Grahn - A mock interrogation; George Whitmore - A political poem; Judy Grahn - Carol, in the park, chewing on straws; Ron Schreiber - On to Ithaca; May Swenson - Poet to tiger; George Whitmore - Riis Park; Ian Young - A trick letter for a cowboy; Amy Lowell - Madonna of the evening flowers; May Swenson - A trellis for R.; Walt Whitman - Of the terrible doubt of appearances; Walt Whitman - When I heard at the close of day; Walt Whitman - I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing; Walt Whitman - Full of life, now. Routsong and Gold conclude by reading Judy Grahn's The psychoanalysis of Edward the Dyke.
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