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Author: KOESTENBAUM, WAYNE
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Koestenbaum, Wayne    Poet's Biography
38 poems available by this author


ARCHAIC AWE    Poem Text    
First Line: My name is bossyboots
Subject(s): Minnelli, Liza (B. 1946)


BALLAD OF THE LAYETTE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


BRAHMS PIANO QUARTET NO. 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Brahms dreamt
Subject(s): Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)


DOSSIER OF IRRETRIEVABLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night at bar 6
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Gays & Lesbians; Social Commentaries; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ESTATE SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: On igavel I bought
Subject(s): Language; Fathers; Words; Vocabulary


FEMALE MASCULINITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Two guys sucking each other in the steam room
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Gays & Lesbians; Relationships; Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


HOW TO BEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Patio furniture, plastic


JOHN WAYNE'S PERFUMES    Poem Text    
First Line: In 'cast a giant shadow', john wayne wore claiborne sport;
Subject(s): Wayne, John (1907-1979)' Perfume; Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


LITTLE ODE TO INCORRIGIBILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Boy with snot running out his nose,


METAMORPHOSES: 1. ADAM       
First Line: Two boys exchange dna and blood, the usual
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Brothers; Eve; Half-brothers


METAMORPHOSES: 1. MEDUSA       
First Line: I like to destroy more that I like to create
Subject(s): Medusa; Mythology - Classical


METAMORPHOSES: 10. PHILOMELA (FRANK SINATRA)       
First Line: I lay free and fee-fie-foe on my eighteen hectombs
Subject(s): Sinatra, Frank (1915-1998)


METAMORPHOSES: 13. CUPID (SAMSON)       
First Line: I will give a party in arizona, five hundred bucks a head
Subject(s): Samson


METAMORPHOSES: 14. TIRESIAS (SAINT TERESA)       
First Line: I tripped on the phone cord. We want our
Subject(s): Teresa, Saint (1515-1582); Teresa Of Jesus, Saint; Teresa Of Avila, Saint; Theresa, Saint


METAMORPHOSES: 15. PERSEUS (SAINT SEBASTIAN)       
First Line: My wart grew. It became the hand's foundation
Subject(s): Sebastian, Saint (D. 288)


METAMORPHOSES: 16. PROSERPINA (JOHN RUSKIN)       
First Line: I growled tell them to jump off a cliff
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism; Ruskin, John (1819-1900)


METAMORPHOSES: 17. APOLLO (ARTHUR RIMBAUD)       
First Line: In rio she met my chariot halfway
Subject(s): Rimbaud, Arthur (1854-1891)


METAMORPHOSES: 18. PHILOMELA (JEAN RHYS)       
First Line: For a nanosecond I wanted his bod
Subject(s): Rhys, Jean (1894-1979)


METAMORPHOSES: 2. ORPHEUS (OSCAR WILDE)       
First Line: The mean man came to me in a dream
Subject(s): Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)


METAMORPHOSES: 20. PHAETON (EZRA POUND)       
First Line: We ate mush at the oldage home and waited for the jews
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


METAMORPHOSES: 3. MEDUSA       
First Line: Next I will write a book about the plague
Subject(s): Plague


METAMORPHOSES: 3. PERSEUS (WALT WHITMAN)       
First Line: The seer died. No one claimed him
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


METAMORPHOSES: 4. MEDUSA       
First Line: Damn the use of visual aids in education
Subject(s): Education


METAMORPHOSES: 5. DAPHNE (VIOLETTA VALERY)       
First Line: All three are men
Subject(s): Mankind; Murder; Human Race


METAMORPHOSES: 6. MEDUSA       
First Line: I used to be afraid of horses - and then I rode
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; Imagination; Fancy


METAMORPHOSES: 7. ECHO (WALLACE STEVENS)       
First Line: I acquired new pine teeth
Subject(s): Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955)


METAMORPHOSES: 8. ECHO (GERTRUDE STEIN)       
First Line: I want his quim
Subject(s): Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)


METAMORPHOSES: 9. JUNO (EDMUND SPENSER)       
First Line: No dios or subcontinent gave him asylum
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599)


NATIONAL NUDIST CLUB NEWSLETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the unisex nursery's toilet my undershirt falls
Subject(s): Passion; Sex


POEM FOR GEORGE PLATT LYNES    Poem Text    
First Line: George platt lynes photographed a naked man, curled
Last Line: Raises his hand to feel the fine light fail?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


POSSESSIVENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The atonality of folded underwear


STAR VEHICLES: I'M NOT IN 'DARLING'    Poem Text    
First Line: Bette davis has no reason to be jealous of michelangelo antonioni
Last Line: A wilderness stretching farther than the exiled eye could see
Subject(s): Davis, Bette (1908-1989); Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


STAR VEHICLES: THE GARBO INDEX    Poem Text    
First Line: My dead friend vito praised garbo's last scene in queen christina
Last Line: With the tranquililty of all final compositions
Subject(s): Garbo, Greta (1905-1990); Gays & Lesbians; Identity; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE ASS FESTIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Pink cum dribbles out my anus
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE BITTER TEARS OF ALEXANDER SCRIABIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A novel begins here
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


THE BOOK OF SCAPEGOATS    Poem Text    
First Line: Click the grief castanets.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Social Commentaries; Skin Condition; Grandparents; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE DEBUT (ODE TO ANNA MOFFO)       
First Line: What possesses me
Subject(s): Moffo, Anna (1934-2006); Singing & Singers; Songs


TO A MAPLE        Recitation by Author
First Line: Green leaves outside my window
Subject(s): Maple Trees