I Am Me Because My Little Dog Loves Me: LGBT Writers on Their Canine Companions

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Dogs are adorable, irascible, huggable, mischievous, obedient, lovable and loyal. Most of all, however, dogs are exuberantly, unapologetically themselves. And their unconditional positive regard helps you be YOU!

Editor Gerry Gomez Pearlberg argues that dogs are a queer's best friend with this collection of noted gay and lesbian authors' writing about their dogs. Pearlberg maintains that queer writers understand their pets better because they are "masters at reconfiguring what it means to create a family," but whatever the reason, these poems--ranging from witty to elegiac, sexy to sensuous--comprise a fine collection of contemporary writing that tells us in moving, often brilliant poetry what it is like to live as a gay and lesbian person today.

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