Poetry Inspired By Queer Portland And The Onset Of Pandemic
Robert Carr, AIDS, Queer, Poetry, Pandemic
In 1984 the first cases of AIDS are being diagnosed in Maine. Disinformation is rampant. Activists, including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, take to the streets. Then, Charlie Howard, a young man in Bangor, is murdered because he’s queer. These events set the backdrop for Robert Carr’s book of poetry, The Unbuttoned Eye.
Carr, Robert and USM LGBTQ+ Collection, "Poetry Inspired By Queer Portland And The Onset Of Pandemic" (2019). Events. 7.
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