Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A-to-Z Guide

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pendent Film Award for 1975, proclaimed, “We here celebrate this mystery that for thirty years James Broughton has sustained the vitality and freshness of vision that make him—one suddenly sees—the grand classic master of Independent Cinema. He is, as well, the old master of comedy…an avant-garde filmmaker not merely with humor but dedicated to primal panic sacraments, the ancient sudden gusto, breath of absolute release, very spirit of laugh” (1).


Works by James Broughton


Songs for Certain Children. San Francisco: [Adrian Wilson], 1947.

Ballad of Mad Jenny. San Francisco: Centaur Press, 1950.

Musical Chairs. San Francisco: Centaur Press, 1950.

The Right Playmate. New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952.

An Almanac for Amorists. Paris: Collection Merlin, 1955.

True & False Unicorn. New York: Grove Press, 1957.

Tidings. San Francisco: Pearce and Bennett, 1965.

The Water Circle. San Francisco: Pterodactyl Press, 1965.

Look In, Look Out. Eugene: Toad Press, 1968.

High Kukus. Winston-Salem: The Jargon Society, 1969.

A Long Undressing: Collected Poems 1949–1969. Winston-Salem: The Jargon Society, 1971.

Erogeny. San Francisco: Manroot, 1976.

Odes for Odd Occasions. San Francisco: Manroot, 1977.

Song of the Godbody. San Francisco: Manroot, 1978.

Hymns to Hermes. San Francisco: Manroot, 1979.

Graffiti for the Johns of Heaven. Mill Valley: Syzygy Press, 1982.

Ecstasies. Mill Valley: Syzygy Press, 1983.

Shaman Psalm. Mill Valley: Syzygy Press, 1984.

A to Z. Mill Valley: Syzygy Press, 1986.

Hooplas. San Francisco: Pennywhistle Press, 1988.

The Last Sermon of Gnarley Never. Port Townsend: Syzygy Press, 1989.

Special Deliveries: New & Selected Poems. Seattle: Broken Moon Press, 1990.

Little Sermons of the Big Joy. Philadelphia: Insight to Riot, 1994.

Little Prayers to Big Joy’s Mother. Port Townsend: Syzygy Press, 1995.

Big Joy. Port Townsend: Syzygy Press, 1997.

Packing Up for Paradise: Selected Poems 1946–1996. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1997.


With Sidney Peterson. The Potted Psalm. 1946.

Mother’s Day. 1948.

Adventures with Jimmy. 1950.

Four in the Afternoon. 1951.


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