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Author: HEMPHILL, ESSEX
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Hemphill, Essex    Poet's Biography
23 poems available by this author


ALBUM       
First Line: I will always be there
Last Line: In the family photos %nothing appears out of character. %I smile as I serve my duty


AMERICAN HERO       
First Line: I have nothing to lose tonight


AMERICAN WEDDING    Poem Text    
First Line: In america / I place my ring
Last Line: To free this dream
Variant Title(s): Conditions: 24
Subject(s): Desire; Relationships


AMERICAN WEDDING       
First Line: In america %I place my ring
Last Line: Long may we live %to free this dream
Variant Title(s): Conditions: 2


CONDITIONS XIV    Poem Text    
First Line: You left me begging for things
Last Line: I can be an angel, / falling


CONDITIONS XXI    Poem Text    
First Line: You judge a woman
Last Line: The way america / loves us
Subject(s): African Americans; Man-woman Relationships; Negroes; American Blacks; Male-female Relations


CONDITIONS: 22       
First Line: If there were seven blind men
Last Line: The mute, his son


CORDON NEGRO    Poem Text    
First Line: I drink champagne early in the morning
Last Line: "my concerns are small
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CORDON NEGRO       
First Line: I drink champagne early in the morning
Subject(s): Homosexuality


FAMILY JEWELS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I live in a town
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FAMILY JEWELS       
First Line: I live in a town
Subject(s): Homosexuality


FROM HERO'S FATHER'S TOMBS (10)       
First Line: My father is a lonesome night
Last Line: You could ask my mother %if she was here


FROM HERO'S FATHER'S TOMBS (13)       
First Line: My father is a sunset
Last Line: Everytime he falls %he rises


FROM HERO'S FATHER'S TOMBS (2)       
First Line: My father is a fist
Last Line: Clutching the stem %of a cross


HEAVY BREATHING       
First Line: At the end of heavy breathing, %very little of my focus intentional
Last Line: Pictures of bushes, %canisters of tears
Subject(s): Fetishes; Obsessions


HEAVY BREATHING, SEL.       
First Line: I am only sure of this
Last Line: Take some crack! Shove it in her ass %and the rest of you watch!


I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU       
First Line: Wizards. All of them. Wizards
Last Line: We wanted salt peanuts, %pennies from heaven, %a love supreme, %a love supreme


ISN'T IT FUNNY?    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't want to hear you beg
Last Line: " hair is cut close too, like mine
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ISN'T IT FUNNY?       
First Line: I don't want to hear you beg
Subject(s): Homosexuality


OVERTONES    Poem Text    
First Line: There will always be nuisance
Last Line: Or a statue covered in pigeon shit
Subject(s): Life


THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOSTS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are not always
Last Line: We both use it. / precisely. Often.
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


TO SOME SUPPOSED BROTHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: You judge a woman
Last Line: The way america / loves us
Variant Title(s): Conditions: 21
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TO SOME SUPPOSED BROTHERS       
First Line: You judge a woman
Last Line: When we're about loving them %the way america %loves us
Variant Title(s): Conditions: 2
Subject(s): Homosexuality