Emmanuel S. Nelson, Ed. Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A to Z Guide

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Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2003. Pp. xv + 480. $99.95.

Following a preface by the editor (xiii-xv), this volume contains the following entries: Thomas Dukes, "Edward Albee (1928-)" (1-10); Karen C. Blansfield, "Jeff Baron (1952-)" (11-18); Cy Dillon, "Jeffery Beam (1953-)" (19-24); James Najarian, "David Bergman (1950-)" (25-28); lack Turner, "Alan Bowne (1945-1989)" (29-37); Reginald Shepherd, "Donald Britton (1951-1994)" (38-42); Jeffery Beam, "James Broughton (1913-1999)" (43-53); Suzanne Hotte Massa, "Victor Bumbalo (1946-)" (54-60); Tom Smith,"Charles Busch (1954-)" (61-68); Daniel M. Jaffe, "Leo F. Cabranes-Grant (1960-)" (69-73); Michael J. Emery, "Robert Chelsey (1943-1990)" (74-81); Nikolas Huot, "Justin Chin (1969-)" (82-86); Ernest J. Smith, "Alfred Corn (1943-)" (87-92); Michael R. Schiavi, "Mart Crowley (1935-)" (93-100); Carrie J. Boden,"Melvin Dixon (1950-1992)" (101-07); Reginald Shepherd, "Tim Dlugos (1950-1990)" (108-16); Graham N. Drake, "Mark Doty (1953-)" (117-24); Michael R. Schiavi, "David Drake (1963-)" (125-29); Karl L. Stenger, "Robert Duncan (1919-1988)" (130-40); Thomas Dukes, "Christopher Durang (1949-)" (141-46); Daniel Crocker, "Edward Field (1924-)" (147-52); Thomas Dukes, "Harvey Fierstein (1954-)" (153-61); Thomas S. Hischak, "William Finn (1952-)" (162-70); Jeffery Beam, "Kenny Fries (1960-)" (171-77); Ernest J. Smith, "Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)" (178-87); George Klawitter, "Thom Gunn (1929-)" (188-97); Douglas Steward "Essex Hemphill (1957-1995)" (198-204); Dean Shackelford, "William M. Hoffman (1939-)" (205-11), Trevor A. Sydney, "Richard Howard (1929-)" (212-16); Linda E. Rosekrans, "Maurice Kenny (1929-)" (217-21); George Klawitter, "Rudy Kikel (1943-)" (222-29); Craig S. …