What are the best LGBT-themed poetry books?

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    #1Freakboy

    Freakboy

    Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark is a contemporary work on the LGBT community. As told through a poetry, this book is a bite-sized narration on illustrating issues behind one's self-discovery.

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    Dorothy Duncan
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is basically a cruel book. It details the misery of the straight girl friend while her "boyfriend" is getting it on with another guy. Fulfills all the homosexuality stereotypes and not in a good way. The writer if they care, should know better. "
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    #2The Portable Walt Whitman

    The Portable Walt Whitman

    The Portable Walt Whitman is a collection of revised poems from Leaves of Grass in 1855 by Walt Whitman and gave a new voice for the survivors of civil war.

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    Carolyn Ramos
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A great selection of poetry. Not at all LGBT themed however. If you want it for that you should pass. If you like things on the civil war than this would do. "
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    #3Tender Buttons

    Tender Buttons
    Tender Buttons is an adult academic poetry book written by Gertrude Stein. This LGBT fiction novel is first published in 1909 by Dover Publications. 
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    Juan Weaver
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Tender Buttons is Gertrude Stein's attempt at creating visual art through the use of poetry. I found it rather complex and decided that it is probably an acquired taste. I am sure many find it to be thought provoking and remarkable and perhaps there is some musicality to the language but I found it mostly incoherent."
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    #4Mysterious Acts by My People

    Mysterious Acts by My People

    Mysterious Acts by My People is a book by Valerie Wetlaufer that tells the story of love, grief and exploration through poems. Readers will feel the pain, happiness, and sadness of the writer as they read this book.

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    Israel Jaramillo
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A Lambda Literary Award winner, this boot of poetry covers all emotions, from grief to love, hate and humor. If you are a fan of poetry which centers on LGBT, this is a great choice. "
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    #5Lifting Belly

    Lifting Belly

    Lifting Belly is a classic poetry fiction book written by Gertrude Stein. This LGBT fiction is first published in 1989  and won the Lambda Literary Award for Editor's Choice. 

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    Teresa Banks
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Lifting Belly is a classic poetry fiction book. It's an excellent choice for fans of the genre."
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    #6Selected Poems 1855-1892

    Selected Poems 1855-1892

    Selected Poems 1855-1892 is an LGBT-theme poetry nonfiction book that presents a delightful series of poems written by Walt Whitman in his creative and prime years roughly between 1853 and 1860.

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    Douglas Delgado
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Walt Whitman: Selected Poems 1855-1892 is great for poetry lovers, or for people being interested in American literary history. I don't think it's LGBT themed though. People living alternative lifestyles will certainly enjoy the book, but it's not directed at them specifically. "
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    #7Song of Myself

    Song of Myself

    Song of Myself is a book written by Walt Whitman about a better view of the world. It is originally part of Leaves of Grass and first published in 1856. 

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    Nicholas Kelly
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Whitman is one of the primary poets used to introduce modern poetry. The book is slim and the inside is neat with no distracting content. Song of Myself is an enjoyable trek through the United States of the mid-19th century. The human feelings and observations are still true now."
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    #8Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate

    Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate
    Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate: A Tale of Times is Walt Whitman's first and only novel published in 1842. It is about Franklin Evan's who wants to get rich but fails everytime he become a drunkard. 
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    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate is not LGBT themed, and is also not poetry. It is the only novel written by Walt Whitman back in 1842."
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    #9Leaves of Grass

    Leaves of Grass
    Walt Whitman is one of the most influential writers and poets of the 19th century. Leaves of Grass contains all his best poems and an outline of events significant to his life and work. Whitman is famous for his O Captain! My Captain!. 
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    Brenda Larson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Great book for the LGBT community to read."
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    #10Civil War Poetry and Prose

    Civil War Poetry and Prose

    Civil War Poetry and Prose is a collection of Walt Whitman's poems, letters, and prose during and after the war. It is first published in 1872 by Dover Publications.

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Best What are the best LGBT-themed poetry books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FreakboyBooks 65 Paid
2The Portable Walt WhitmanBooks 59 Paid
3Tender ButtonsBooks 59 Paid
4Mysterious Acts by My PeopleBooks 56 Paid
5Lifting BellyBooks 53 Paid
6Selected Poems 1855-1892Books 51 Paid
7Song of MyselfBooks 49 Paid
8Franklin Evans, or The InebriateBooks 48 Paid
9Leaves of GrassBooks 44 Paid
10Civil War Poetry and Prose Books 43 Paid
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