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Talking in the dark : a poetry memoir (2003)

by Billy Merrell

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This title was selected for your interest in poetry and titles with gay themes. It is a collection of poems that are written by “a boy who likes boys”. It includes coming out, growing up, and acceptance.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Dec 12, 2016 |
Billy Merrell is a serious poet just out of high school. The winner of the first PUSH Writing Internship, Billy has produced a fine set of poems telling his story. Billy wants to fit in a “good world/ that is welcoming but was full enough without him.” You see, Billy is gay and he often pretends “I was lonely, without actually being alone.” Your family is falling apart. Your parents’ marriage is dissolving. You live in a world that prefers silence to truth but you feel compelled to speak. The words are crafted. The line breaks, thoughtful. Billy knows how to tell a story. It’s not my story, but it is an important one. Brave students and poets will appreciate the craft and the honesty of this talented poet. ( )
  edspicer | Nov 5, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439490367, Paperback)

PUSH continues to break new ground with this remarkable poetry memoir of growing up, coming out, and exploring love.

This is a memoir that is lived in moments. The moments you know - when you see your parents' marriage dissolving, when you realize you're a boy who likes boys, when you speak the truth and don't know if it will be heard. The moments you don't recognize until later - when you leave things unsaid (even to yourself), when you feel your boyfriend letting go, when you give up on love. And the moment you get love back.
In an amazing narrative of poems, Billy Merrell tells an ordinary story in an extraordinary way.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:12 -0400)

This is a memoir that is lived in moments. The moments you know - when you see your parents' marriage dissolving, when you realize you're a boy who likes boys, when you speak the truth and don't know if it will be heard. The moments you don't recognize until later - when you leave things unsaid (even to yourself), when you feel your boyfriend letting go, when you give up on love. And the moment you get love back. In an amazing narrative of poems, Billy Merrell tells an ordinary story in an extraordinary way. Life is lived in moments. The moments you know-when you see your parents' marriage dissolving, when you realize you're a boy who likes boys, when you speak the truth and have no way of knowing how it will be heard. The moments you don't recognize until later-when you leave things unsaid (even to yourself), when you feel your boyfriend letting go, when you give up on love. And the moment you get love back. In an amazing set of poems, Billy Merrell tells an ordinary story in an extraordinary way. It's about waking up to who you really are and who you want to be. There is risk, there is joy, and there is heartbreak in facing the moments-and finding the words to talk your way through.… (more)

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